Mason concert raises $6K

Lenny C. Lepola -

Kelly Forman, of Forman Realtors, said the Night of Laughter with Taylor Mason held on Saturday, July 23, at Big Walnut High School was a huge success.

The event, held as part of Forman Realtors 50 year anniversary and in honor of Forman Realtors founder Ted Forman, was a Big Walnut Education Foundation fundraiser.

“A Night of Laughter will benefit Big Walnut seniors and recent graduates for years to come,” Kelly Forman said. “A total of $1,117 was raised from community donations to Buck Buckets at the event, and Forman Realtors has matched that amount as promised – totaling $2,234 from Buck Buckets going to the Big Walnut Education Foundation.”

Kelly said in addition to the above, ticket sales and tickets purchased by Forman Realtors to give away an additional $3,044 was raised for education foundation.

“The Martin and Jessica Forman family rounded up the total, so A Night of Laughter ultimately raised $6,000 for future scholarships through the Big Walnut Education Foundation,” Kelly said. “The official dedication of the funds will happen at the next education foundation board meeting.”

Kelly also noted that Forman Realtors is sponsoring a Bicentennial Beard and Mustache Championship.

Initial photographs will be taken from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Forman Realtors, 28 South Vernon Street in Sunbury, on Saturday, August 27 – the same day as Sunbury Sizzle & Sounds Food and Music Festival.

Final photos and judging will take place at Forman Realtors during the 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, December 3, Sunbury Christmas on the Square, with the official judging time to be announced.

Participation in the Bicentennial Beard and Mustache Championship is free and open to all residents of the Big Walnut area. All contestants must enter and be present for a photograph on August 27 at Forman Realtors unless entries and photos have been arranged in advance with Forman Realtors to allow for special circumstances.

Detailed information on judging, prizes, and grand prizes will be announced by August 25 at For additional information call Forman Realtors at 740-965-1212.

Lenny C. Lepola

Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.

Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.