Get your golf clubs ready.
The West Savannah Area’s Women’s Missionary Society will have its fourth annual scholarship/missions golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 11, at Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville. Check-in starts at noon, with tee time at 1 p.m.
The West Savannah Area WMS continues to encourage excellence in education by providing scholarship opportunities to local high-school graduates. The society awarded three scholarships in 2014.
The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Jamari Tarez Johnson. He is a member of Mt. Mariah African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Jesup, where the pastor is the Rev. Velma Watts. Johnson attends the Art Institute of Atlanta.
Kiana Futrell and Jessica Harper each received a $250 book-stipend award. Futrell is a member of Pleasant Grove AME Church in Hinesville, where the Rev. John Morse serves as pastor. She is a student at Georgia State University in Atlanta.
Harper is a member of Bethel AME Church in Statesboro, where the pastor is the Rev. Deborah Lanier. She attends Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw.
The members of the West Savannah Area WMS are asking you to participate in this fun-filled day at the golf course. Lois A. Shields of the Greater Gaines Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Savannah is the chairwoman. Josephine Edwards of Pleasant Grove AME Church in Hinesville serves as first vice chairwoman and tournament chairwoman.
“The West Savannah Area WMS includes members from Liberty, Long, Chatham, parts of McIntosh, Bulloch, Bryan and Wayne counties. We are a part of the Georgia Conference in the Sixth Episcopal District, which covers all AME churches in the state of Georgia,” Edwards said.
“The tournament is a fundraiser that supports the WMS scholarship and various mission projects our organization assists with in the community. These projects include providing assistance for the homeless, support for shelters, hot meals for the needy, conducting various workshops, giving educational scholarships/materials, etc.,” Edwards said.
“The annual event also provides the WMS the chance to be a support system for our local communities, the underserved and the underprivileged,” she added.
Registration is open for individuals and teams until the day of the tournament. For more information, call Josephine Edwards at 912-570-1320.