'Golf Ball drop' rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 10

Due to the rain received over the weekend, the Fredericksburg Independent School District Ag Science Department and Future Farmers of America Booster Club has rescheduled its second annual “Golf Ball Drop” fundraiser and fajita lunch for Sunday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m., at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds.

The event is a fundraiser for the local FFA Chapter, and was original scheduled for last Sunday, Oct. 13, but was postponed due to inclement weather.

The booster club will be selling a total of 1,000 numbered golf balls for $10 each and 40 numbered golden golf balls for $100 each.

At 2 p.m., a helicopter donated by Zulu Helicopters will fly over the center of the race track and drop all the golf balls over a target.

The first ($10) golf ball in (or closest) to the hole will win $2,000 cash, the second golf ball in (or closest) to the hole will win $1,000 cash and the third golf ball in (or closest) to the hole will win $500 cash.

The first ($100) golden golf ball to go in (or closest) to the hole will receive $1,000 cash.

Those who purchase the golf balls do not have to be present to win.

The fajita lunch (by donation) will be served, beginning at 1 p.m. Individuals and families are invited to come out for lunch and live music at the biergarten even if they are not participating in the golf ball drop.

All proceeds raised from this event will directly benefit the local FFA chapter by funding scholarships, project supplies as well as leadership training and travel expenses.

Golf balls can be purchased the day of the event at the fair grounds while supplies last or anytime before the event from members of the FFA Booster Club.

For additional information, contact FISD FFA advisor Patrick Padgett at 756-491-0662 or Justin Armes at 830-992-0366.

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