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Fred would be smiling

Published 9:33am Friday, August 2, 2013 Updated 11:42am Friday, August 2, 2013

Thank you to everyone involved with the 10th annual Fred Evenson Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament held on July 19.

We were so fortunate to have beautiful weather and 14 teams of golfers spent the afternoon golfing and spending time sharing memories with friends and family.

I was again grateful to hear stories about Fred and to see the golfers with smiles on their faces having fun that day. Fred was looking down on all of us that day with love, friendship, and a big smile.

I know Fred is truly humbled that all of you got together on this one day in his memory building more wonderful memories.

Due to all of the teams golfing in this tournament each year, and the volunteers who graciously helped us, we were able to raise money for improvements at Pebble Lake Golf Course and to honor a graduating student with a scholarship through Dollars for Scholars.

We also support the Fergus Falls 544 Education Foundation with proceeds from the golf tournament. These three organizations were important to Fred.

I wish I could thank everyone here, but I do need to extend special thanks to Tony Rendz; Tavern 59 staff; Ryan Tungseth, the staff, and board members of Pebble Lake Golf Course; Tag Up for the wonderful bag tags; Minnesota Motors for their support of the hole in one contest; Myles Dymacek for the carved golf balls; Mindy Fuder and the volunteers from the FF 544 Education Foundation; PRTEL TV, Craig Olson, and The Daily Journal for their promoting and coverage of this event; Doug Dietman of Nice Threads for coming through getting us golf towels after our first order was ruined in the fire; the volunteers; the individuals/businesses who were hole sponsors and/or donated items for door prizes; and everyone who golfed in the tournament. Without all of you, this tournament would not have happened.

Fred was proud of this community he called “home,” and knowing funds raised from the tournament are helping support three wonderful organizations in his memory, makes Fred a humble and proud man.

Thank you again to all who made this wonderful event possible.


Connie Jo Evenson

Fergus Falls

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