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Page 2A THE SOUTHEAST SUN Wednesday, April 11, 2012 LOCAL NEWS Sun Briefs Parent orientation Teen fighting cancer to experience big birthday bash By Kim Lewis ers and a band to play at the for 10th graders firstname.lastname@example.org Donations of items event and Walmart is donat- Enterprise High ing a gift card. Martin Envi- like chips, soda, T School will be hosting he community is ronmental Services is donat- a parent orientation for coming together bottled water and ice ing garbage pick up services. parents of students enter- to throw a spe- The Game It Truck will be ing the 10th grade during cial teen the biggest birthday are still needed. providing all sorts of games the upcoming 2012-2013 bash they can. and fun. Face painting and school year. e orienta- Doctors diagnosed for anyone who loves Bren- Jump-a-Roos will also be tion will take place at 6 Brendan Franco with liver dan,” party organizer Ash- provided. p.m. April 12 at the high cancer almost a year ago. ley Hilton said. “Even if you The Enterprise School school’s performing arts He and his family travel fre- have never met him but you of Dance is expected to per- center. e orientation will quently to Children’s Hospi- pray for him and have shared form on stage. Also on hand be an informational meet- tal in Birmingham for che- this journey with him, Bren- for entertainment will be ing about what parents motherapy and other treat- dan and his parents want the Enterprise High School and students can expect ments, but on April 21 the you to come.” cheerleaders. Boy Scouts, entering the 10th grade. only thing he will be focused Brendan’s party is from Enterprise Girl’s Clubs and on is celebrating his 13th 4 to 7 p.m. Volunteers will be members of the EHS Anchor birthday. gathering at 10 a.m., April 21 Club, JROTC, baseball and Celebrations set More than 100 volun- at BamaJam Farms to set up football teams are planning teers are working to put the site. Businesses donating to volunteer. Soldiers from for choral director together a birthday “Party food are asked to bring items Fort Rucker will gather at Retirement celebra- for a Purpose” at BamaJam to the site at 3 p.m. unless 3:30 p.m. to park cars coming tions in honor of John L. Farms not only to help his prior arrangements have into the event. Attendees will Baker and the Enterprise family with day-to-day been made for pick up or turn off of Highway 167 and High School Choral Re- expenses and medical bills, delivery. Donations of items then enter the site at the first union have been scheduled but also to provide emotion- like chips, soda, bottled left off of Boy Scout Road, for May 4 -5. al support and show Bren- water, ice and paper prod- marked Gate 3. Baker is to retire at the dan how much he is loved. ucts are still needed. After parking, please end of this year after more Donations will be collected All food, drinks and form a line along the dirt Pictured is the back of a T-shirt sold to raise money for Bren- than two decades directing at one location during the entertainment at the party road and hold up signs to the EHS choral department event. Please include a card welcome Brendan as he dan Franco. The shirt was designed specifically for Brendan will be free to those who and the Enterprise Encores or letter of encouragement attend. Cutts is donating joins the party. by a local artist and incorporates Brendan’s love of God and Show Choir. with your donation. about 200 barbecue sand- Monetary donations baseball. Families and parents The community has wiches, Cupcakes Ya’ll is are currently being accept- of active members and EHS prayed for Brendan and furnishing the birthday ed at Army Aviation Center choral alumni are invited to reached out to his family in cake, Snow-2-Go is provid- Federal Credit Union in an at Cupcakes Y’all and Milky go to Pray for Brendon Fran- attend. many different ways. ing snow cones, BamaJam account in Brendan’s name Moo’s. co and Family on Facebook, Friday’s festivities will “The birthday party is Farms is donating hamburg- or by way of donation cans For more information, or call 334-477-1108. begin at 6 p.m. and will include a cookout in Baker’s honor as well as a tour of the new choral facilities at EHS. A free concert will be held the following evening EHS Winter Guard named GCGPC regional Champions By: Jason Johnson and placed second in two.” ing routines requires hours serves as the group’s move- ter Guard routines com- at the Enterprise High email@example.com The 2012 champion- of practice from the girls ment instructor. bine the flag and rifle skills School Performing Arts ship was held at Tate High involved. “We scored 15 points of a color guard with the Center at 6 p.m. is event The Enterprise High School in Cantonment, Fla. “This year we had a higher than anyone else in intricate dance moves of a is open to the community School Winter Guard took “Our season culminat- really hard working group the movement category,” dance line. and will consist of perfor- home first place in the 2012 ed in the final show,” Walker of girls,” Walker said. “We Walker said. “It is very creative driv- mances by the Encores Gulf Coast Guard and Per- said. only did our entire show the The EHS Winter Guard en,” Walker said. Show Choir and EHS choral cussion Circuit Champion- Walker said that after same way two times.” is selected each year from For more information alumni. ere will be an ship on March 31. each performance winter Walker’s assistantas are the color guard and dance on winter guard or fall try- alumni rehearsal at the high The Gulf Coast circuit guard routines are subject Sean Weiler, who also serves line members of the EHS outs email Dayna Walker school from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. is made up of winter guard to change based on critique as the Director of Bands at “Big Blue” Marching Band. at dwalker@enterprise- on Saturday prior to the teams from the Baldwin from the judges. Enterprise Jr. High School, Walker said that Win- schools.net. performance. County area, the Florida Because of this, learn- and Trenton Williams, who For more information, panhandle and the Missis- email ehschoralreunion@ sippi coast. gmail.com, or search Face- book for the “John Baker Retirement Celebration “We’ve had six shows this year,” said Dayna Walk- Visit us online for more photos and video @ southeastsun.com READY NOW! NEW POTATOES • TOMATOES er, who serves as the EHS and Choral Reunion” group Assistant Band Director and and make your reservation Director of Winter Guard. CAKES • PIES • COOKIES there. “We’ve won four (shows) EHS to host FFA South CHICKEN SALAD • HOMEMADE ICE CREAM District Eliminations Maternity• Kids Clothes• Baby Gear COUNTRY BEST FARM By Jason Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org to develop into a better FFA chapter, in that respect,” Wal- ters said. Tootlebugs Upscale Children’s Consignment 393-7224 Enterprise High School EHS junior Dawn Turn- HWY 84 WEST & MOATES RD. • ENTERPRISE will host 800 plus members er plays the violin in the FFA 1014 Rucker Blvd • Suite C • Enterprise • 494-3052 Bobby, Nancy & Joshua Helms of the National FFA Orga- string band. Tuesday Saturday am to pm Turn Off the By-Pass Onto Hwy 84 West in the Direction of New Brockton. Only 0.6 miles north of the By-Pass. nization on April 13 for the She will join the other 2012 South District FFA string band members in a Eliminations. battle of bands with six other FFA Chapters spanning schools from the South Dis- as far south as Mobile County trict, including Zion Chapel and as far north as Choctaw High School’s FFA String County make up Alabama’ Band. South FFA district. “I’m really excited Students from high schools with in the district will compete in multiple career development events (about the competition),” Turner said. “It’s always fun to see the other bands and FREE DRIVIN’ 4 A CURE MUSIC FESTIVAL the different interpretations on the grounds of EHS and in of their songs.” the surrounding community. Turner was a member of The events include: live- the 2011 FFA String Band that stock, poultry, a quiz bowl, was an overall winner at the agricultural mechanics, district level and participated small engines, agricultural construction and mainte- in the state contest. The string band contest AT SAM BOSWELL HONDA ON THE CIRCLE nance, parliamentary pro- will be held in the Enterprise cedure, nursery/landscap- High School Performing Arts ing, floriculture, safe tractor Center. driving, prepared public “There is something for speaking, creed speaking, everyone at this competi- extemporaneous speaking, a tion,” said FFA sponsor Alan quartet contest, scrapbook- Waters. ing contest and an FFA string The career development band contest. events at the district elimina- “I think it’s really good tions are scheduled to begin for us to have the opportuni- at 9:30 a.m. ty to showcase our new facili- Following a break for ties,” said Bo Walters, a senior lunch, an awards ceremony at EHS who serves as the FFA will be held in the EHS Per- Students Advisor. forming Arts Center at 2 p.m. Walters is also a mem- The winners of the district ber of the FFA forestry team eliminations will advance to that recently won first place compete in his or her career in Coffee County. development category at the “Having our own facili- Alabama FFA State Conven- ties really gives us a chance tion later this year.
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