Hullander Allots Discretionary Funds To Harrison Ruritan Club

Sunday, March 14, 2010
Shown left to right are Linda Hullander, Commissioner Bill Hullander and Harrison Ruritan Club President Jim Holcomb.
Shown left to right are Linda Hullander, Commissioner Bill Hullander and Harrison Ruritan Club President Jim Holcomb.

The Harrison Ruritan Club is in the process of remodeling its club building to accommodate events such as dances and the already-in-progress bluegrass concerts they are hosting each month on the third Saturday. Thanks to County Commissioner Bill Hullander, the project received an additional boost with the presentation of a check for $10,000.

Club President Jim Holcomb said, "The completion of this renovation project will enable the club to dramatically increase fundraising efforts.

"Commissionar Hullander has been a very instrumental figure with Ruritan Clubs for many years. And, on behalf of Hamilton County, he has helped the community-service organization provide various services to projects in the county.

"Bill provided a county donation of $3,000 a few years ago to remodel the restrooms. On behalf of Hullco, Inc, his family's business, he donated windows to the club during a renovation. As the club joined national Ruritan efforts to build a Habitat for Humanity house right here in Chattanooga a few years ago, Hullco donated windows and doors for the project.

"Last year Mr. Hullander donated a high-quality stainless steel flagpole for the display of the Tennessee flag. Two years ago, Bill assisted the Birchwood School in completing a fence around its playground which prevented neighborhood dogs from bothering children at play. This project led to the establishment of Hamilton County's newest Ruritan Club, the Tri-County Ruritan Club."

The Harrison Ruritan Club was founded in 1952. Its common annual projects include:

Scholarships to graduating area high school seniors

Awards, based on good character, to graduating fifth graders at area elementary schools

Donations to "Friends of Harrison Bay State Park"

Donations to the Harrison Recreation League

Various donations to all schools in the Harrison area

Assistance for needy and citizens experiencing difficulty

Donations of toys for the Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department annual Christmas Toy Drive

A donation of a $10,000 thermal-imaging camera for the fire department to use to hopefully find human victims in a fire. This project was in honor of Shane Daughetee, firefighter who was killed in a house fire on Gamble Road in Georgetown in 2007.


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