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The Daviess County Chamber of Commerce hosted the first ball drop Thursday morning. They sold 1,000 golf balls as a fundraiser and dropped them from 50 feet in the air.

The Daviess County Chamber of Commerce hosted the first ball drop Thursday morning. They sold 1,000 golf balls as a fundraiser and dropped them from 50 feet in the air.

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Chamber board member Alan Goodwin and director Samantha Bobbitt celebrated after two golf balls fell in the hole.

By Sabrina Westfall

The Daviess County Chamber of Commerce hosted the First Annual Ball Drop at Country Oaks Golf Club Thursday morning.

Chamber board member Alan Goodwin explained community members puchased the 1,000 balls that were dropped from 50 feet on the golf club’s greens.

The balls were loaded into a hopper and Graber Construction provided a crane to hoist the balls in the air before a countdown sent the golf balls plummeting to a marked hole below.

Two marked golf balls made it into the hole, which meant a prize for each of those who purchased a golf ball.

“As we look at the numbers, we take the 10 closest to the pin and of course each one of those has individualized names hooked to those ball numbers, and we look up and see who the winners are,” Goodwin said.

Goodwin explained the first annual event will benefit the Daviess County Chamber of Commerce and their work with local businesses.

“This is going to help with the different charities and things the Chamber does. We do advertising and things like that for the businesses here in Daviess County to bring in visitors and those kinds of things, so it goes into helping the Chamber and the businesses here locally,” Goodwin said.

After the drop, Goodwin described the ball drop as quite dramatic and hopes in the future more people will be able to attend the event.

“We hope maybe next year it’s even bigger, but this is the first year and we are really happy with it,” Goodwin said.

To learn more about the Daviess County Chamber of Commerce, call 812-254-5262 or find them online at www.daviesscountychamber.com.