Family Tradition Keeps On Going At Exchange Club Auction
For Daniel and Wendy Haney and son Hagan, Nov. 20 will be a day to remember.
A ticket held by the Haneys was the last one pulled in the 41st annual Pulaski Exchange Club Fundraiser, which left the family the winner of a 2021 Chevrolet Sprint.
Daniel Haney, who operates a real estate, land management and auction company, is a four time president of the local club.
Proceeds from the reverse drawing, go to support club projects and programs to benefit organizations and causes throughout Giles County.
Due to concerns about Covid 19, the Exchange Club has not held its customary meal in the Giles County High School cafeteria, which was highlighted by the drawing and a silent auction.
Instead, $25 from each ticket goes to pay for a meal at the Hickory House Restaurant. Tickets need to be redeemed by Dec. 31.
“The Pulaski Exchange Club is grateful for the community support, and the club reinvests funds to make our community a better place in which to live and raise a family,” Dewitt Booth, interim president of the Exchange Club, said.
“The club also appreciates the efforts of WKSR Radio in helping us publicize this event. Proceeds from the event help our club do so many things to help the community,”
The Exchange Club meets at Hickory House Restaurant, at 11:45 a.m., every Tuesday except the first week of the month except in December.
Daniel Haney is the third brother in his family to have his name drawn as winner of the grand door prize, in club history, he said.
Proceeds from the fundraiser go to funding two $1,000 scholarships to Giles County and Richland High Students of the Year and another for the ACE Award, for Accepting the Challenge of Excellence, which is alternated between students at Giles County and Richland high schools every other year and for paying membership fees for the Excel Club members at GCHS.
Other proceeds are used for club philanthropic endeavors such as Exchange Park (Little League), the Giles County Public Library, sponsors for Boys & Girls State candidates from each county high school, Boys and Girl Scouts, New Canaan Ranch, Boys & Girls Club, the Excel Club at GCHS and the Pouring Spot, in Pulaski.
Ten prizes donated by local businesses were awarded to others whose tickets were among the last ones drawn.
The 2021 Sprint was purchased by the club at cost from Murrey Chevrolet.
“We thank the members of the Pulaski Exchange Club for doing this,” Butch McAfee, general manager of WKSR, said,
“The event was well organized as usual, and we were happy to broadcast it.”