Over $324,000 Has Now Been Raised for Haven Hospice

One hundred and eighty-three boats participated in the 14th annual Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) Bass Tournament on April 29 which raised $34,508 to benefit the unreimbursed programs and services provided by Haven Hospice to patients and families in Palatka and the surrounding areas.

Contestants headed out at safe light while the Family Fun Day hosted by NEFAR began at 11 a.m. Fourteen vendors hosted booths for families and fisherman including Conkey’s Hound & Hunting Supply, Spicy Silhouette who specializes in custom vinyl designs, and Guiding Light Creations. More than two dozen participants walked away with cash prizes including Tournament Winners Bobby Johnson and Judith Foxx-Johnson, Biggest Bass Winner Michael S. Johnson and Average Joe Winner Tom Brooks. Stalvey’s BBQ cooked rib and chicken dinners at the event for attendees and donated the proceeds of their sales to Haven Hospice.

“I am so humbled and honored to oversee this event each year,” said NEFAR Putnam Council Chairperson Becky Williams. “This year the event was dedicated to past tournament volunteer Geniece Black who was cared for by Haven Hospice in 2016. It just shows that what NEFAR does for the community through this event comes back and rewards us, and that is what it is all about.”