Event to Honor Dr. Bret Hartman and Jay Dunham

The annual Wiegand Farm Golf Classic (WFGC) will be held on Monday, June 25, at Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg. Golfers have the opportunity to choose from three courses, and non-golfers have the opportunity to participate in various ways.

The event is hosted by the Department for Persons with Disabilities (DPD – Catholic Charities, Diocese of Paterson). Chris Brancato, Director of Development and Public Relations, told The Jefferson Chronicle that “it has grown into one of the biggest, best, and longest running golf outings in the United States.” He noted that in 2017, there were more than 300 golfers and the event raised more than $100,000.

The DPD, a nonprofit organization in Jefferson Township, serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through a vocational day program and three group homes. Two members of the Jefferson community will be among those honored by the DPD at the golf outing.

Dr. Bret Hartman will receive the 2018 Humanitarian of the Year Award, given to a person who displays kindness and a willingness to help those in need. Hartman owns Total Wellness of New Jersey, a holistic family wellness and chiropractic center. He is also president of the Jefferson Township Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Bret Hartman, pictured with his family, will receive the 2018 Humanitarian of the Year Award, given to a person who displays kindness and a willingness to help those in need. (Photo provided by the Department for Persons with Disabilities)

Jay Dunham will be presented with the Jack Kelly Leadership Award, named for the committee chair and founder of the Wiegand Farm Golf Classic to honor a public servant (police, fire department, military, educator, etc.) who has made a lasting impact on the community. Dunham is vice president of the Jefferson Township Council, quartermaster of VFW Post 564, chaplain and firing squad commander of American Legion Post 423, member of the Milton First Aid Squad, and member of the township’s Historical Society. He has also served in many other capacities throughout the township.

Jay Dunham, pictured, will be presented with the Jack Kelly Leadership Award, named for the committee chair and founder of the Wiegand Farm Golf Classic to honor a public servant (police, fire department, military, educator, etc.) who has made a lasting impact on the community. (Photo provided by the Department for Persons with Disabilities)

To attend, sponsor, or learn more about the Wiegand Farm Golf Classic, visit www.dpd.org/wiegand.