The teams are now set for Marshall County Home Place’s Celebrity Feud charity event.
This year’s Celebrity Feud will be Saturday, March 7, at 6 p.m. at Guntersville Town Hall. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at the Marshall County Home Place Thrift Store, located at 1540 Blount Ave., next to ACE Hardware in Guntersville.
Lee Ward, director at Marshall County Home Place, said the money raised would go to the building fund. She is grateful for the community’s help in raising money to build more transitional housing apartments to help homeless families get back on their feet, providing them with “a hand up, not a hand out,” she said.
In previous years, Ward said Home Place hosted a City Feud that pitted the municipalities of Marshall County against each another. Last year, the change was made to Celebrity Feud, which hosted teams of mayors, ministers, chambers of commerce, car dealers and medical professionals. This year’s line-up includes teams of Guntersville Fire Department, mayors, Guntersville football moms, realtors, car dealers and industry professionals.
“We wanted to do something to generate interest from different groups of people,” Ward said. “We didn’t want people to lose interest in it by doing the same thing every year. We’re excited about the change.”
Team members are:
Guntersville Fire Department — Brian Waldrop, Brian Walls, Buddy Pettry, Brian Dorsett, Jared Baker and Justin Ramsey.
Mayors — Albertville Mayor Tracy Honea, Arab Mayor Bob Joslin, Boaz Mayor David Dyar, Douglas Mayor Corey Hill, Grant Mayor Larry Walker and Guntersville Mayor Leigh Dollar.
Guntersville football moms — Leslie Clines, Calley Kutner, Amy Mcauley, Deanna Langford, Jennifer Bearden and Deborah Taylor.
Realtors — Amy Lulfs, of Lake Guntersville Real Estate; Brenda King, of Re/Max Heritage – Arab; Susie Conerly, of Powers Realty – Guntersville; Bert Phillips, of Re/Max – Guntersville; Julie Brown, of Leading Edge – Guntersville; and Ray Amberson, of Main Street Real Estate – Albertville.
Car dealers — Kris Kelley, of Gilbert & Baugh Ford; Denson Honea, of Nissan of Albertville; Mark Brickey, of Sand Mountain Toyota; Kerry Mitchell, of Chevrolet of Boaz; Chris Alexander, of Alexander Ford; and Bobby Stephens of Howard Bentley Buick GMC.
Industry — Matt Arnold, of Marshall County Economic Development; Kellie Bailey, of Southern Metal Fabricators; Tim McRae, of McRae Funeral Home; Jeff Thomas, of Newman Technology; Shay Walston, of Marshall Precision; and Matt Sellnow, of Dixie Grinders.
Last year, Ward said the teams of elected officials, mayors, ministers, chambers, car dealers and medical persons were a big hit with everyone in the packed house.
“The ‘celebrities’ that participated in Celebrity Feud did not disappoint,” Ward said. “They and host Tim Hays kept the crowd laughing all night. We appreciate the time they took out of their schedules to help support Home Place.”
The winning team last year was the mayors, and the second-place winners were the car dealers. Ward said she hopes there’s another packed house to see if the mayors will hold their first-place title.
The event will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.
For more information, contact the Marshall County Home Place at 256-582-2360.