For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — The ninth annual Fore Bill Memorial Celebration was held Sept. 7 at RiverEdge Golf Course. Pat Allen founded the golf outing in 2008 as a memorial to her husband, Bill Allen, who died in 2007 after losing a battle with cancer.
Bill served as a member of the Main Street Marshfield board of directors; was a Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry Red Coat Ambassador; served on the Convention and Visitors Bureau; was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and its choir, where he received the Ruth and David Award in 1989; a member of the Central Wisconsin State Fair Association; a member of the Elks Lodge 665, where he served as the exalted ruler in 1973; a member of the Marshfield Eagles Club; and a charter member of the United Way Marsh Society. He was also involved in the National Farm Medicine Center’s Auction of Champions since its inception and was active in the Palm Sunday Concert for 54 years, serving as leader of the citywide event for 45 years.
The Fore Bill Memorial Celebration and Golf Outing includes a silent and live auction as well as a dinner and entertainment.
Proceeds from the outing sponsor scholarships at the Marshfield Area Community Foundation. The scholarships are awarded to students from Marshfield High School and Columbus Catholic High School who are interested in pursuing an education in health care or business. Students must be active community volunteers who demonstrate a love of music. During the first nine years of the Fore Bill Fund’s existence, 35 students have received scholarships totaling $41,500.
The Fore Bill Fund at the Marshfield Area Community Foundation is an endowed fund. Endowed funds are set up for a certain purpose, invested in the stock market, and managed by a board of trustees.