Page 2A THE SOUTHEAST SUN Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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,
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
“We’ve had six shows
this year,” said Dayna Walk-
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er, who serves as the EHS
and Choral Reunion” group Assistant Band Director and
and make your reservation Director of Winter Guard.
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there. “We’ve won four (shows)
EHS to host FFA South CHICKEN SALAD •
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District Eliminations Maternity• Kids Clothes• Baby Gear
COUNTRY BEST FARM
By Jason Johnson
to develop into a better FFA
chapter, in that respect,” Wal-
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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
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.