Dub Barfield, Tommy Greene And Kin Johnson Tie For “Daddy Of The Year”Mar 1st, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Community News
The Rutherford Foundation’s seventh annual dinner and gun raffle was held at the Madison County Country Club. This annual event was originally known as the “Father and Son” cookout and consists of an abundant southern meal, starting with boiled peanuts, and followed by collard greens, pork and rice and cornbread. Each year, a gentleman from this community who serves as a role model to the younger generations that follow, is selected as “Daddy of the Year.” This year, three of this community leaders share this honor: Tommy Greene, Dub Barfield and Kin Johnson. The evening concluded with the drawing for the engraved Winchester shotgun. The hosts would like to congratulate this year’s lucky winner, Sammy Hicks.
The Foundation was established in memory of Wilbur and Randy Rutherford. The fund- raiser provides the funding for academic scholarships to students in need of financial aid due to life altering occurrences such as catastrophic illness or the death of a loved one, that would otherwise create a hardship for the student to reach their educational goals. Typically scholarships are made through Madison County High School, for attendance at North Florida Community College. Application for the scholarship requires a 250 word essay outlining the student’s situation and educational goals, sub mitted by April 15th for award in May, with award based on need.
The Rutherford family would like to thank the Rutherford Foundation’s Board of Directors, the NFCC Foundation for its continued assistance, and their friends and supporters throughout the community for their hard work and numerous donations of their time, contributions of food for the event, tickets for the gun raffle and, of course, your monetary donations. It is due to the efforts of many that this tradition continues.