Weather Doesn’t Rain On Hertel Tourney Parade


Wet weather on Aug. 1 forced the first Roy L. Hertel Foundation For Better Communities golf tournament to be pushed back a day, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the teams who signed up to play.

Despite being pushed back a day to Aug. 2, the event at Indian Springs Golf Course drew 24 teams to pay tribute to a man who gave so much to Montgomery County before his passing in 2017.

Two teams would tie for the top prize, with the foursome of Josh and Ashley Billington and Michael and Lauren Fuller winning via a scorecard playoff. Second place would go to the team of Nathan McDice, Doug Graham, Steve Poffinbarger and Wyatt Pence.

Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the foundation bearing Hertel’s name, which was created to continue his efforts of serving the residents and communities of Montgomery County. 

The foundation strives to provide monetary assistance to the residents and communities of Montgomery County by raising funds through fundraisers and public donations with a focus on graduate level college educational tuition reimbursement assistance, medical and medical related travel expenses and monetary assistance for the county’s youth sports associations.

Plans for next year’s tournament are already underway, with a tentative date set for June 12, 2021. For more information on the Roy L. Hertel Foundation for Better Communities,  the group can be reached by email at


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