The 12th annual "Serving To End World Hunger" tennis tournament benefit swung in on Saturday, Nov. 18 from at the Midcoast Recreation Center.

This annual, four-hour event was hosted by the Meyer and Chase families and raised funds for local and global relief efforts.

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Seth Meyer, tennis director, said MRC was "full of great tennis and great spirit" for the 12th event.

The festivities kicked off with the “Meyer Men Challenge,” where members of the community faced off against Bruce and Seth Meyer, MRC tennis pros.

The main event followed with 32 players, in a round-robin format, who played throughout the afternoon. In the end, John Cameron of Belfast and Cheryl Hathaway of Winterport edged Dale Martin of Rockland and Jenny Dunn of Belfast in an entertaining final, Seth Meyer said.

More than $10,000 was raised at this year’s event, which brought the 12-year total to more than $115,000. Proceeds are donated to AIO and Good Shepard Food Bank (local) and ELCA Word Hunger (global).

Additionally, there was a unique item up for bid — "The Racquet Horse" by artist Richard Allen.

The horse, hand-sculpted by Allen, is made from the wooden tennis racquets from the collection of Bruce and Martha Meyer.

Proceeds from the sale were to be split between World Hunger Relief and the artist.

The minimum bid was $500, said Bruce Meyer, who can be reached at 594-4637 for more information on the piece.

Seth Meyer said the horse has not yet been sold, but some may chip in and purchase it for MRC.

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