VFW, high school’s FBLA hosting Veterans Day events
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Two local organizations are again hosting events for Veterans Day starting on Sunday.
This Sunday, the Imperial VFW Post 4688 and Auxiliary will host its annual Veterans Day supper.
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the annual Veterans Day program for students and the community hosted by the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) at Chase County Schools will be held.
Winners of the student Voice of Democracy (grades 9-12) and Patriot’s Pen (grades 6-8) writing contests at Chase County Schools will read their essays at Sunday’s Veterans Day supper at the VFW Hall.
The evening begins at 6 p.m. with the supper featuring turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and rolls provided. Families attending are asked to bring a covered dish, salad or dessert.
Organizers would like people to RSVP by this Friday to 308-882-4518 so food plans can be made.
Sue Moore, local auxiliary president, said a first, second and third place essay were selected in each division, so six students and their families have been invited to the dinner. Their monetary prizes will be awarded that evening.
All six essays from CCS will move on to district competition, she said.
The annual Veterans Day program planned by the FBLA will be held in two sessions next Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Longhorn gym.
The high school program will be at 11 a.m. followed by the elementary program at 1 p.m.
Featured speaker for the day will be Dave Teply of Imperial, a veteran of the Vietnam War.
The public is invited to attend the programs and seating will be on the north side of the gym, said FBLA sponsor Sandy O’Neil.
Special seating will be designated on the floor for all veterans and their families to enjoy the program. The elevator will be used to help those needing help to the floor that day, she added.
Veterans are also being invited to eat lunch with students that day.