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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              news@southeastsun.com                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
                                    jjohnson@southeastsun.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
jjohnson@southeastsun.com
                                    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
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                                    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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