The Great River Chapter always gives a local award to some organization or person that helps the association with their Summer Send-Off. This year the award was presented by Sarah Bockhold, president, to Rachel Bringer-Shepherd on July 26, 2019, at Jackson Park Golf Course. Rachel has contributed a $500 scholarship every year for as long as we have been having the summer event, which has been seven years. .
The Great River Tigers presented an award to Golden Eagle Distributors on July 21, 2018 at Jackson Park Golf Course in Palmyra, Mo during their Summer Send Off event. For the last six years, Golden Eagle has generously donated beer to this event. Mike Tower was present to accept the award. Mike always helps Ken Disselhorst with the cooking and has attended and supported us every year of the event.
The Great River Tigers Alumni Association held their 5th annual Student Send-Off event in Palmyra at the Jackson Park Golf course on July 28, 2017. The chapter presented an award of appreciation to the Jackson Park Golf Course for their support over the last five years. We had 180 in attendance. Thirty new and returning students were in attendance and vied for the $500 scholarships that the chapter gave out that night. Five lucky students received scholarships..
Jim Sterk, Mizzou athletic director, was the speaker for the evening. He and Nick Joos helped serve the pork chop dinner. Angie Hamlin, our new volunteer leader, helped register the students for the event.