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Thank You to Our Community Partners!

Thanks to the following community partners who donated raffle prizes to the GAL Association of Buncombe County’s 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament this past weekend:

131 Main Restaurant
Ambrozia Bar & Bistro
Apollo Flame Bistro
Asheville Cleaners
Asheville Municipal Golf Course
Asheville Tourists
Atlanta Bread Company
Biltmore Company
Chammies Car Wash & Jiffy Lube
Diana Wortham Theatre
The Gardeners Cottage
Hi Wire Brewing
Husky Tools
JoS. A. Bank 
Lola Salon
Luella’s Bar-B-Que
Mike Byer Auto & Truck Repair
Natural Impressions Salon
Navitat Canopy Adventures
Panera Bread
Play It Again Sports
Pomodoros Greek & Italian Cafe
Reems Creek Golf Club
Shady Grove Flowers
Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Urban Burrito
Vaso De Vino Wine Market

Annual GALABC Golf Tournament!

It was a beautiful day to have our annual golf tournament at Reems Creek Golf Course. Thank you to all our golfers, sponsors and volunteers who made this event possible!

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Thank You To All Supporters of 2017 Golf Tournament!

The Guardian ad Litem Association of Buncombe County hosted its 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday May 20th at Reem’s Creek Golf Course in Weaverville. All funds raised will be used to enhance the lives of abused and neglected children in this community. GALABC provides funds for the children Guardian ad Litem represents to go to camp, play sports, have new school supplies, go on field trips, go to prom, or explore art or music.

A huge thank you to the Major Sponsors of the tournament:

Par Mortgage
Jennings Builders Supply
Daniel P. Collins
Zoe Dental

Another huge thank you to the Tournament Donors:

Jean Brooks
Carolina Optometric of Arden
Kent Logan
McGuire, Wood & Bissette Law Firm
Pamela & Thomas Siekman

And finally, thank you to the Tournament Hole Sponsors:

Able Rent-A-Jon & Waste Services
Gary Anderson
B Cook Services
Beer City Cup
Black Mountain Tire Connection
Bullman Heating & Air 
Janice Burleson
Carolina Mountain Dental – Dr. Efird
Diane Cast & Tony Mackey
Clean Environments
Steve Cogburn
Caroline & Mark Dillon
Elks Lodge #608
Ellis & Grant Inc
Janice Eshaghian
Fred Anderson Nissan of Asheville
Infinity Group
Ingles Markets
Jennings Builders Supply & Hardware
Mike Taylor Company LLC
New Moon Marketplace
Paramount Kia of Asheville
Parsec Financial
Ed Rankin
Rezaz Restaurant & Wine Bar
Smoky Mountain Foot & Ankle Clinic
UBS Financial Services
Weaverville Realty
Wells Fargo Advisors – Chris Amys
Zoe Dental

Annual Golf Tournament on May 20th

GALABC will be having their annual golf tournament at Reems Creek Golf Course on May 20, 2017. It will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30am. It is Captains choice, $75 per player $300 a team. There is a $10,000 hole in one Prize, mulligans and red tees. There will also be lunch, raffle prizes, and giveaways.
All proceeds benefit GALABC Children’s Assistance Fund. We hope you will join us for this event! Please contact us for more information.

GALABC awarded 2017 Parsec Prize

We are excited to announce that the Guardian ad Litem Association of Buncombe County has been awarded the Parsec Prize, this $25,000 prize is given by Parsec Financial to help GALABC to provide assistance to children in foster care. Thank you Parsec Financial for your generous contribution to our organization, we look forward to using this prize to help better the lives of children living in foster care in Buncombe County.

Guardian ad Litem Association Buncombe County Awarded Parsec Prize

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DSS Social Worker Appreciation Breakfast

Every year in March, the Guardians ad Litem put on a breakfast to honor and thank the Buncombe County DSS social workers.  GALs bring in food donations and a committee organizes the event.  We ask a few GALs to help clean up and restore the room to normal.  The GALs are invited and encouraged to stay, eat, and chat with social workers.


The event will take place on Thursday, March 30, 2017, in the ground floor conference room of the TD Bank Building located at 200 College Street. The event is scheduled from 8:00-9:30 am but please plan to bring your food to the venue at 7:30 am.

You can drop off your food donation either in front of or in the back parking lot of TD Bank. GALs will be on hand to take your dishes from you. If you stay, parking vouchers will be distributed for the Buncombe County Garage on College Street.  Please do not park in the TD Bank parking lot.


Food donations requested:

  • Breakfast casseroles, warm and ready to serve (the room has a small microwave but most casserole dishes would not fit in it)
  • Fruit salads
  • Pastries, bagels, sweet breads, muffins
  • Juices
  • Meat:  sausage, ham or bacon.  Uncooked is fine as we will have electric griddles available

The GAL Association will provide the paper products, coffee/tea, tablecloths, etc.

Let’s make this the best DSS SW Appreciation Breakfast ever!

Annual Golf Tournament is May 20, 2017!

The annual GALA Golf Tournament will be held on May 20, 2017 at Reems Creek golf course. Hole sponsors are $200 and we will accept any contributions go help support our fundraiser!

Please contact us through the Contact page on our website for more information!

Annual Report for GALABC 2016

President of the GALABC Board, Chris Grant has complied an annual report for 2016. It gives a wonderful summary of our mission at GALABC and everything our organization was able to accomplish in 2016. We encourage you to review our yearly report, and we look forward to seeing what 2017 brings!

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Annual DSS Breakfast and Golf Tournament Planning Underway!

Happy New Year!
It has been a wonderful year for us over at Guardian ad Litem of Buncombe County, are we are very excited about what the new year has in store!  Planning for our annual golf tournament is underway and we will be hosting the DSS Breakfast again this year!

We will post more updates as we have them and wish you all a great 2017!

Thanks To Everyone Who Made the Golf Tournament a Success!

The Golf Tournament at Reems Creek was an astounding success! We had over 80 golfers come out to enjoy the perfect weather. Thanks to a very hard working, dedicated team of GAL’s we raised over $19,000 for our kids!!!  Hats off to Chair, Joni Marion for her drive and dedication!

 Kudos to the Golf Committee: Joni Marion ( Chair), Barbara Binder, Diane Cast , Christine Mills, Shari Raife, Charlie Taylor and Anne and  Terry Yeager. These folks worked very hard for months to make this all come together.

 On hand to help yesterday were our photographer Lori Herlin, Judy  Butler ( who also brought in 2 major contributors), Chris Grant, Diane Cast, Jennifer  Neilson, Ava and Cathy Neilson , Charlie Taylor , Sue Thompson and Ann and Terry Yeager. These people made sure things ran smoothly, sold more raffle tickets and handled all the little details that crop up in an event of this size. Hats off to a great group.

I am thrilled that the hard work done by this team for our kids netted such outstanding results. I am excited that we will be able to do so much more for the children we serve in the coming year.