A golf fundraiser for Great River Outreach (GRO) is planned for 8 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Palisades Golf Course, 18280 Illinois 84, north of Savanna.

“For only $30, you get nine holes of golf, an egg carton of balls for practice range, pancake and sausage breakfast, pull cart (golf carts available), a chance at a hole-in-one prize of a $10,000 donation by JC Carey Motors, hole prizes and bragging rights, clubhouse games and prizes,” said Pastor Gary Panetta, GRO board member.

Call 815-273-2141 to register or send an email to greatriveroutreach@gmail.com.

All proceeds go to support local needs met by the Great River Outreach, a local Christian-based nonprofit group involving a number of local churches and service organizations. The Great River Outreach three ministries in downtown Savanna:

•The Table, 411 Main St., which provides free meals in partnership with Freeport-based Golden Meals.

•Classy Closet, 415 Main St., an up-scale re-sale shop at 415 Main St.

•Bridges of Carroll County, 417 Main St., a safe gathering place to learn, stretch and grow

"We've made a lot of progress at our new location," said Pastor Panetta. "Thanks to volunteers like Dave Engaldo, Matt Jones, our board president, and Pastor Bob Stark at Mount Carroll's Lutheran Church, our new location enables local helping organizations a place to meet clients in Savanna for counseling and for other needs.”

Added Pastor Panetta, “We are building a deeper sense of community by offering classes and workshops in everything from music for kids to cooking classes. We want to be a safe, nurturing place where people can get connected with one another and share their talents."

Participating sponsors for the golf fundraiser include Country Companies Insurance, Randy Johnston, Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna Township, and Bridges of Carroll County (breakfast sponsors).

Holes are sponsored by Mount Carroll First Lutheran Church (Hole 1), Manny's Pizza (Hole 2), Savanna-Thomson State Bank (Hole 3), The Answer Fitness (Hole 4), Mount Carroll Do it Best (Hole 5), Sullivan's Food/Savanna Inn and Suites (Hole 6), Big Meadows Nursing Home (Hole 7), Palisades Golf Course (Hole 8), JC Carey Motors (Hole-in-One 9) and Miner Insurance Agency (Bonus Hole).