*This story first appeared in The Budget’s July 4, 2018, Local Edition.
Budget Sports Report
On Sunday, June 24, the 19th Annual Aimee Frenette-Rickly 18-Hole Golf Tournament was held at Fire Ridge Golf Course in Millersburg. A total of 105 golfers arrived for a tee off at 9 a.m.
When it was all said and done, the team consisting of Jimmy Alli- son, Jarret Mathie, Micah Roach, and Dustin Kessinger came in at first place with a score of 55.
Second place went to Mike Uhl, Jim Hall, Steve Eiler, and Randy Kaesberg with a score of 60, while third place went to Ted Kays, TJ Kays, Rex Hummel, and Jason Hummel with a score of 61.
Many thanks were given to the winning teams as well as the winners of the skins, who donated back their prize money towards the Aimee Frenette-Rickly Memorial Scholarship.
The event brought in over $5,400 for the Aimee Frenette-Rickly Memorial Scholarship fund, held and managed by the Holmes County Education Foundation. Countless local businesses and community members also contributed to the cause with hole sponsorships. Hole sponsors at the $100 level included: Bakerwell, Burgett Insurance Agency, Commercial & Savings Bank, Jon Groza with Fifth Third Private Bank, First-Knox National Bank, Killbuck Savings Bank, Discount/Surplus Shoppe (Larry Frenette), Moore’s Lawn & Garden, Pizza Parlor II, Rodhe’s IGA SuperCenter, Sam & Ronda Steimel, Subway of Holmes County, T & C Enterprises, Village Motors, Inc., Larry & Karen Shaffer, and Killbuck Valley Thrift Shop; Hole sponsor at the $200 level was French Ridge Vineyards & Winery; hole sponsor at the $1,000 level included Steve & Gail Maag.
In addition, many businesses and individuals offered door prizes, includ- ing: Comfort Inn of Millersburg, Millersburg Electric, The Jewelry Store, Wolf Creek Veterinary Services, Bill & Jayne Muse, and the Holmes County Education Foundation.
Organizers of the event also praised the staff at P & G IGA in Killbuck for their continued contributions toward the annual event. They also lauded the volunteers, Fire Ridge Golf Course staff and everyone in attendance for their support of the cause.
Aimee Frenette-Rickly attended West Holmes High School, where she was actively involved in softball, volleyball, National Honor Society, student council and 4-H. She graduated in 1994 and went on to study Family & Consumer Science Education at Ohio University, graduating in 1998. Following graduation, she taught as a substitute teacher in both the East and West Holmes school districts. She also served as assistant softball coach for West Holmes High School. Aimee passed away in 1999.
This year’s recipient of the Frenette-Rickly Scholarship is Natalie Martin, who will be studying Special Education at the University of Mount Union.
To date, 27 students have received $22,450 toward tuition and related fees as part of the Aimee Frenette-Rickly Memorial Scholarship. The Aimee Frenette-Rickly Memorial Scholarship is renewable to recipients through their four years of college.
Special thanks was given to Larry Frenette, Linda Frenette, Heather Frenette and family, friends and volunteers as they devote their time and energy to making this annual event such a success. The Holmes County Education Foundation (HCEF) has been encouraging further education for Holmes County residents by awarding well over $8 million in scholarships and grants since 1991.
To learn more about the Holmes County Education Foundation, visit their website at www.hcef.net. Questions can also be directed to Darla Stitzlein, HCEF executive director who can be reached by calling 330-674-7303.