• John Byrum

MCFA "Fore the Animals Golf Classic”

“The world needs dreamers, and the world needs doers. But, above all, the world needs dreamers who do.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

Recently, we, at, had the opportunity to sit down with two people who epitomize this quote. Jim Barrett, President of the Monroe County Friends of Animals (MCFA) and Rich Seymour, Board member in charge of fundraising, spoke with us about this incredible organization and what it means to our county.

MCFA is a not-for-profit volunteer organization created in 2004. Their mission is to provide care and adoption services for our furry friends. Today, MCFA has approximately 175 members, 60 volunteers and a nine-member Board of Directors. All these caring people provide their time and efforts at no cost to the organization. It has no paid staff. Most of the financial resources come from the generosity of Monroe Countians and the MCFA Thrift Store located on Highway 411 N. For this reason, fundraising drives and other events help provide the dollars necessary to keep MCFA moving forward. In addition, a new facility is becoming more and more important. This is where our story begins and where each of you, as Monroe Countians can help MCFA grow and prosper.

On May 22, 2021, MCFA is sponsoring a “Fore the Animals Golf Classic” at the beautiful Kahite Golf Course. They are looking for golfers of all ages and skill levels to come on out an “tee it up” for a worthy cause. There are sponsorships of all sizes available. In addition, there will be a Silent Auction, prizes for the “Worst Dressed Golf Foursome”, and many other opportunities to help these dedicated people reach their financial goals. Information regarding this event can be picked up at Kahite Golf Course, Rarity Bay Golf Course and the MCFA Thrift Store in Madisonville. All proceeds will be used to help all the homeless dogs and cats of Monroe County.

We, at, want to thank Jim Barrett and Rich Seymour for their tireless devotion to this extremely important cause and it’s up to each of us, as Monroe Countians, to show our support. So let’s show up and help these fine folks out.


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