Congratulations & Thank You to Local Anglers

- Posted: 10/22/09
The Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce extends our appreciation to the thirty-eight teams that registered for the October 17 bass fishing tournament presented by TDS to benefit the GadsdenLEARN scholarship program available at Tallahassee Community College. Ten lucky teams braved the forty-four degree morning temperature, wind and fog to win a total of $6,000 in prize money provided by TDS; the biggest bass won an additional $200 donated by Wal-Mart of Quincy. Over 100 door prizes including generous gift certificates for May Nursery, Quality Discount Meats, Bell and Bates Home Center, Air Control Heating and A/C, Padgett’s Jewelry, Joanie’s Gourmet Market, Hinson Oil Company, West End Grille and the Gadsden Arts Center as well as hats, portable chairs, t-shirts, cooler/grill combos, tacklebox, life vest and many other items were given away to the tournament participants and gathered crowd of spectators.

The Chamber wants to thank our hosts, sponsors and door prize contributors for making this fundraising event successful:

Ingram’s Marina
Whippoorwill Sportsman Lodge
Bass'n Gal Talquin Hookers
David Mock
Boone’s Signs, Inc.
Brittany’s Bouncy House
Parkway Marine
Shopper Express Printing & Copy
Sonitrol of Tallahassee
Stone’s Home Center
Tallahassee Community College Foundation
Tri-State Marine of Florida, Inc.
Quality Discount Meats, Inc.
Wal-Mart of Quincy
May Nursery
Bell and Bates Home Center
Air Control Heating & A/C, Inc
Gadsden Arts Center
All ‘n a Days Fishin’
Magnolia House Assisted Living Facility
Quincy Lions Club
Tri-Eagle Sales
Joanie’s Gourmet Market
Buy-Rite Drugs of Havana
Hinson Oil Company
West End Grille
Country Boys Restaurant
Judy Conlin
Dewey Andrews
Fred Jones

2009 Bass Fishing Tournament Results
Teams                                 Number of Bass/Weight
1st Bob Gordon/Jeff Davis               5 @ 17.3
2nd Craig Taylor/Sean Neel             5 @ 15.4
3rd Dallas Johnson/Bubba Blackmon       5 @14.5
4th Travis McQuaig/Jamie Bunkley       2 @ 13.6 (Big Bass)
5th Rob Lawhon/Carey Lawhon             5 @ 12.13
6th David Howell/Daryl Morris          5 @ 12.13
7th Mike Mercuri, Sr./Mike Mercuri, Jr.        5 @ 12.5
8th Bobby Padgett/Ty Padgett            5 @ 12.1
9th Daniel Boyd/David Boyd             5 @ 11.14
10th David Mock/Jerry Kelly             5 @ 11.8