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Kelsey Hall Classic will benefit Excellence in Agriculture Memorial Scholarship

Feb. 19, 2009 -- The Second Annual Kelsey Hall Classic, which benefits the Kelsey Hall ExKelsey Hallcellence in Agriculture Memorial Scholarship at Arkansas State University, will be held at RidgePointe Country Club on Saturday, March 7.

Kelsey Hall, who died in June 2007, farmed in the Valley View community. A longtime member of the Craighead County Farm Bureau, he and his family were named the 1993 Craighead County Farm Family of the Year. Hall was named the 2006 Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce Farmer of the Year, was a former board member of the Craighead County Co-Op and the Community Leadership Board of Mercantile Bank.

The tennis tournament, which consists of doubles tennis in a round-robin format, will start at 5 p.m. In addition to the tournament, a social will begin at 6 p.m. in the 19th Hole with food and drinks. The entry fee of $125 includes the tennis fee and social for one person, as well as an official Kelsey Hall Classic t-shirt. Admission to the social is $75 per person.

The Kelsey Hall Excellence in Agriculture Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students majoring in agricultural business at ASU.

For more information or to obtain entry forms, contact Lindsay Burnett, director of development, Arkansas State University Office of University Development, at (870) 972-2986 or via e-mail at



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