VETERAN'S DAY CEREMONY AT UNIT 2 HIGH SCHOOL LAST FRIDAY
The 3rd Annual Veteran's Day Ceremony was held in the Greenville High School gymnasium Friday morning. The event began with music by the band, a welcome to the approximately 40 veterans present by Principal Kevin Cochrane, singing of the National Anthem by six students and the Pledge of Allegiance, led by students.
After listening to the speakers, it was evident that Greenville High School is teaching our students much more than just reading, writing and arithmetic. Roger Sanders, who graduated from GHS in the 1960s, is a veteran of the Vietnam War, and now is a businessman and a member of the Greenville City Council. He thanked the school for teaching such things as courage and discipline and he emphasized that there are other ways to contribute to our society than by serving in the military. He recommended watching the story of WWII, on public service television, to learn more about the horrors of war.
Kyle Rogier, who graduated from GHS in 2002, is now an airman who just recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq. He told of learning self-control, caring for others and respect for teachers, elders and veterans. He also told of one of his best friends in Iraq who had volunteered for a second tour of duty and was killed there. Kyle donated a U.S. Flag that he had brought back from Baghdad, to the Greenville High School, and helped two members of the FFA fold it.
The program ended with a moment of silence to honor all Veterans and then the playing of Taps by Dwight Sanders and Mike Gauge.
UNIT 2 STUDENTS COLLECTING ITEMS FOR CARE PACKAGES
Together with the Dudleyville 4-H Club, a class at the Unit 2 High School is collecting items for care packages that will be sent to U.S. soldiers stationed overseas. Mrs. Dannaman’s class will be collecting items from the student body and the community, such as playing cards, stationary, pens, pencils, etc.
Residents are encouraged to drop off the items at the high school through this Friday. Other drop off points include the Bond County 4-H Office and Bond County Treasurer Katie Weiss’ Office. For more information, contact Jennifer Dannaman at 664-1370.
8TH ANNUAL HOBBY - COLLECTOR EXHIBITION FRIDAY
The Greenville First Presbyterian Church is hosting the 8th annual Hobby/Collectors Exhibition this week. We talked with Pastor Ken Bryant, who said the event will be this Friday night, from 6:30-9PM. He says that the exhibition provides an opportunity for those who collect items to display them and explain a little bit about them. Live music and refreshments will be provided. If you're interested in displaying your collection, call 664-0942.