Only four tickets left in the raffle basket. Charlie Gallagher, Brand Vaughan Lumber; Matt Watkins, 84 Lumber; Sam Hartin, Sam Hartin Contracting are hoping their number will not be drawn.
Walt Studdard with Moen presented Magnetix Handhelds to the best dressed at the tailgate party. L-R Walt, Michael DeHenning, Lisa Bass, Sandy Socci, Julie Gilstrap and Sarah Dimitri.
President Steve Anthony getting ready to make announcements at the tailgate.

Although the Greater Columbus HBA members took July off from the membership meeting for vacation time, it didn’t mean they were not busy. August presented the largest fund raiser of the year netting the Association $23,500. The HBA thanks Georgia Power for sponsoring the event. Other contributors included 84 Lumber, Acme Brick, Brand Vaughan Lumber, Builders First Source, Diverse Power, Eco Cloud Insulation and Ferguson. We acknowledge Jason Westbrook, Ferguson Enterprises and the committee for their excellent performance. Of course, we must not forget the board members who sold tickets. Congratulations to Dave Erickson, Grayhawk Homes, with the most tickets sold and Mike Socci, Woodruff Contracting Company, runner up. Oh yes! It would not have been successful without the many people who bought tickets. The GCHBA thanks each and every one of you. Congratulations to Councilor Skip Henderson on his $10,000 win!

In September, Ferguson hosted a wonderful Tailgate Party with great networking for all. Members brought their favorite tailgate recipe, thus, causing many to diet for a few days afterwards. Delicious food, fun and fellowship was had by all.

We are preparing for the Legislative BBQ in October to be held at River City Door Co. and sponsored by Boral Building Products. We look forward to mixing and mingling with the elected officials and candidates.

This year the November election not only holds importance for electing officials, but Muscogee County residents will also have a special election on the ballot. This Act would eliminate the current base year assessed value homestead exemption for purposes of Muscogee County School and consolidated city-county government ad valorem taxes for homestead property acquired after January 1, 2017. The GCHBA is supporting a yes vote on this action.