Grateful for community support of Birdies for Brownie Golf Tournament, Brown family

To the Editor:

I would like to thank everyone who participated in the Birdies for Brownie Golf Tournament at the Princeton Golf Club on Friday, Oct. 11. I am so grateful to live in western Kentucky, "God's Country," where everyone is family and no matter what the need, we love each other and do what we can to help our fellow brothers and sisters.

The tournament field was packed with many excellent players, the tee boxes were filled with over 50 hole sponsors and the silent auction had some of the best items that I've ever seen!

If I tried to thank everyone, I would undoubtedly miss someone. However, there is a small group that I indeed need to thank, because without them, the event would not have been possible: Jeff McDaniels and Elizabeth Watson of Farmers Bank; Brandy and Brandon Knoth; Zach Thomas of Lyon County High School; Chris Hooks and Natalie Parish of P & H Cattle Co. and P & H Farms; Joe McEnaney of McDonald's; Cindy Riley of the Herald Ledger; Kevin Sergent of the University of Kentucky; Brandon, Jack and Brady Shoulders; Barry Ashley; Minday Blackburn and Ruth Ann Buchanan and everyone that donated silent auction items, WOW!.

In addition, there were numerous anonymous donors that I am grateful that helped. The Lord knows your amazing hearts!

Now to the heart of the matter. This tournament was held to raise funds for Cullan Brown and his family as he battles osteosarcoma. Most of us know Cullan or someone in his family. They are amazing people. Christian people. From Jay, Brock and Mrs. Beverly to Mrs. Romona and Herschel - every one of them need our prayers. Emily, Cathryn and Rodney are the absolute best of the best. They need our love, prayers and support.

Speaking about Cullan, he is a strong, vibrant young man. He's the kind of young man that everyone in Kentucky is proud of but, he's in a fight. Thankfully, Cullan knows the God of healing and he is trusting Him to do just that. My last words are a passage from my favorite passage from the Bible, Philippians 4:6-7, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by PRAYER and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the PEACE of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Sincerely,

Corky Peek