Democrat Photo by Rob Potter
THE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD winners and members of the Brian Ingber Memorial Foundation pose for a photo. From left to right are Howard Ingber, Fern Ingber, Tina Castillo, Antonio Ruiz Diaz, Chris Hickey, Pat Smith, Zachary Ingber, Linda Ingber, Irene Proyect and Eileen Lungen. Missing from photo is Jordan Blair Woods.
By Rob Potter
FALLSBURG June 18, 2002 The Brian Ingber Memorial Golf Tournament continues to benefit community members.
And this year the event is helping even more local residents.
Four deserving Sullivan County high school seniors last week received achievement awards from the Brian Ingber Memorial Foundation, Inc.
Normally, the foundation presents two local high school seniors with the awards following the annual golf tournament, but due to the overwhelming response this year two more awards were presented.
We had a record number of applicants, said Fern Ingber, who is vice president of the Brian Ingber Memorial Foundation. We had 43 applicants from around Sullivan County. It was so difficult for the selection committee to pick the winners.
Those winners are:
Fallsburg senior Tina Castillo, daughter of George and Debra Castillo.
Roscoe senior Christopher Hickey, son of John and Patricia Hickey.
Fallsburg senior Antonio Ruiz Diaz, son of Antonio, Sr. and Rosa Ruiz Diaz.
Monticello senior Jordan Blair Woods, son of Barry and Carole Woods.
While presenting the awards, Fern Ingber and her husband Howard, who serves as president of the Brian Ingber Memorial Foundation, reminded the soon-to-be graduates of the importance of community service. In his lifetime, Brian Ingber donated countless hours to community organizations and events especially to those concerning children. Among his endeavors were serving on the Fallsburg Central School Board of Education and serving as a coach in the Fallsburg Little League.
We were impressed by your applications and by the fact that all of you give back to your community, Howard Ingber said to the achievement award recipients. You should continue to do that. There is always time to give back (to the community).
The fourth annual Brian Ingber Memorial Golf Tournament was held on June 9 at the Tarry Brae Golf Course in South Fallsburg. Organizers noted that it raised over $30,000.
As in years past, those funds will be used to benefit a summer school food program and a holiday toy program. In addition, the foundation donates to underprivileged children through the Federation for the Homeless and donates coats to children in need and a variety of other clothing to the United Way.