News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 21, 2013

READERS' FORUM: Nov. 21, 2013

The Tribune-Star

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Bleeding green at West Vigo HS

On Nov. 2, West Vigo High School inducted its second class into its Athletic Hall of Fame.

Like last year, the Jim Mann Green Dome was in rare company. Representing the second class were Gary Rollings, Dr. Tom Mathias, Brenda Whitesell, Gary Oxford and Pandy (Long) Sinish.

Two teams were also inducted, the 1970-71 Cross Country team and the 1971-72 football team.

Hugs, laughs, smiles and tears ran rampant through the legendary gym with stories and memories going from friend to friend and player to coach well into the night.  

Many thanks go to Excalibur Catering for an amazing meal, Front Porch Friends for the table decorations, and Mr. Gelb and the West Vigo strings for providing music to make the night even more memorable. Good news is we get to do it again next year.

In order for someone or team to be selected, there is a nomination process. There are many people and teams worthy of this prestigious award. If you would like to nominate someone, you can do so by picking up an application in the schools main office or go to school’s athletics web page.

— Ryan Easton

Hall of Fame Committee

West Vigo High School

Fundraiser a great success

We at Educational/Family Services in West Terre Haute wish to offer a big thank you to all who helped make our chicken noodle fundraiser on Nov. 2 a success.

We offer sincere thanks to the following businesses who generously provided items for our auction: Petland, Country Cabin, Front Porch Friends, Rocky’s Flowers, Poplar Flower Shop, Heinl’s Flower Shop, Wal-Mart, Mike’s Car Wash, USA Nails, the beauty shop inside Wal-Mart South, IHOP, UniversiTEES, Helping Hands, Rick’s Smokehouse, Firestone, Denny’s, John Stadler Barber Shop, Papa Johns, Yogurt in Love, Saratoga, Steve’s Auto Repair, Willow, J Gumbo’s, Tyler’s Hair Shop, Sherwin Williams, Miller’s Auto, Arby’s, Cackleberries, St. Mary’s Supper Club, Larry Paul, Terre Haute Chevy, Diana’s Flowers, KFC, Hair Teasers, Becky’s Cafe, Uncle Herbie’s Café and Total Image as well as to Baesler’s and West Terre Haute IGA who donated items for the meal.

We also thank our many friends who offered their time and support to the dinner and the members of the community who came out and supported our efforts. We thank you all for your generosity.

Without continued support from the local community and from our sponsoring Sisters of Providence, we would not be able to offer free after-school tutoring for children and free basic education and GED preparation for adults in the Wabash Valley.

— Penny Sullivan, Director

Educational/Family Services

West Terre Haute