On behalf of the Granite Falls Ambulance, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who participated in making our 9th Annual Golf Tournament Fund-day a huge success. Over the past 9 years, we have been hosting a golf tournament in an attempt to raise funds for a building to house our four ambulances and three special transport vehicles as well as facilitate office space, meeting/training room and sleeping quarters for our out of town staff while taking call. This year’s tournament was outstanding!
I personally, would like to thank board member Mark Jensen, medical director Dr. Art Rillo, and V.P. of Operations, Allen Anderson who golfed and joined us for dinner. Without the support of all the hospital board members, administration and medical directors, Dr. Darrell Carter and Dr. Art Rillo, we would not be where we are today. We are grateful for their unending support and dedication to the Granite Falls Ambulance Service.
All of this could not be possible without the support from our sponsors. A big thanks to GF Bank and Fagen, Inc. for their generous donation of $2,000 as this year’s Platinum Sponsors. This year’s additional sponsors were: Almich’s Market, Christensen Farms, Citizens Alliance Bank, E&C Graphics, F&M Agency, Inc., Granite Falls Energy, LLC., Granite Falls Lions Club, Granite Floral and Greenhouse, H&H Construction, Life Link III, Meyer’s Repair and Towing, MN Feed Distributors, National Independent Health Club Association, Northern Grain Design and Construction, Par Piping and Fabrication, Prairies Edge Casino Resort and Hotel, Project Turnabout, Robert Danielowski, CPA, Soine Construction, Upper Sioux Community, Wood Lake Lumber, and Woody’s Bar.
Thank you to the Granite Falls Fire Department, Hanley Falls Fire and First Responders, and Clara City Ambulance Service for joining us in friendly competition and great camaraderie. Also, a special thank you to the Wood Lake Fire Department for use of their dunk tank to provide us with great entertainment.
Thank you to: John Berends, Yellow Medicine County Commissioner, Isaac Rillo, GF Ambulance EMT and Sam Ohliger for submitting yourselves to the dunk tank in an effort to raise funds. Your willingness was greatly appreciated and we thank you for representing in this way.
Lastly, thank you to my co-workers. I am so blessed to work with such a dedicated group of individuals who are willing to pour blood, sweat and tears into making all of our fundraising efforts successful. The support of our sponsors, phantom golfers, silent auction donations, golfers, those who came from near and far to join us for dinner and the volunteers was overwhelming. We had a great year and look forward to your continued support in 2017.
Jana Berends-Sletten, RN/Paramedic