MOW, Bryson golf tourney a success

Nov 27, 2012
Photo by: Donated photo BRYSON  HONORED FOR SERVICE — Carroll Bryson/Meals on Wheels Golf Tournament was a successful day.  Pictured, from left, are  Ira Dove, DSS director; Bill Silverthorn, senior golf starter/ranger; Carroll Bryson, retired senior golf starter/ranger; and Jeanne Naber, Haywood County Meals on Wheels program coordinator.

The Carroll Bryson / Meals on Wheels Golf Tournament was held at the Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa Oct. 26, and included 70 participants to honor Car­roll Bryson, who retired on the same day after 22 years as the senior course starter.

Bryson, a native of Jackson County, is a World War II veteran and previously retired after 45 years as a sales representative for Tom’s Foods. He has also served as a volunteer deliverer for Meals on Wheels.

“I am very grateful to Duane Page, who hired me as a ranger at what was then called the Waynesville Country Club 22 years ago,” Bryson said. “I’ve watched many young golfers trudging around the course with golf bags as large as they were. We thank all who supported the tournament.”

On Oct. 31, Bryson and Bill Silverthorne, current course starter, presented a check in the amount of $5,150 to the Haywood County Social Services Director, Ira Dove, and Haywood County Meals on Wheels Program Coordinator, Jeanne Naber.

“We are very grateful to Mr. Bryson for his service to our Meals on Wheels program and for donating the proceeds from the golf tournament to us that honors him for his many years of service,” said Dove.

Meals on Wheels serve a hot nutritious meal five days per week to more than 200 recipients who may not be able to prepare a meal for themselves or do not have anyone who can fix a meal for them.  In some instances, the only person the recipients will see each day is the Meals on Wheels volunteer.

Each hole displayed signs of tournament spon­sors and supporters including gold sponsors PNC Bank, Bill Silverthorn and Helen Robertson, Joey’s Pancake House and Taylor Motors.

Silver sponsors include Lee Starnes/Statefarm Insurance, Walmart, Sid’s on Main, Pasquales Restaurant, WNC Credit, United Health Care, Nationwide Insurance, Wells Funeral Home – Canton, Hometrust Bank – Clyde, Ingles – Canton, Beverly Hanks, Community Bank, Suntrust – Canton, Powell Industries, Hometown Hardware, Eagle’s Nest Grocery, Champion Credit Union - Canton, Mountain Bank, Smoky Mountain Foot Clinic, Morgan Stanley, Massey Furniture, New York Life, Haywood Builders Supply, Marty Sohovich /Edward Jones Investments, Mountain Dreams Realty, Steve Davis /General Insurance and Old Town Bank.  Individual supporters include Larry Kinglsey, Dan Carr, Ron Dillmaham, Allen Brazwell, Rhonda Gibson, Jane Bird, and Dr. Thomas.

For information to donate or to volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program, contact Jeanne Naber at 356-2442.

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