The Dogwood Elementary staff took on the veterans from the Camdenton Ernest K. Gerhardt Memorial VFW Post 5923 in a basketball game held at the Camdenton Middle School on Thursday, Oct. 17. The proceeds of the gate and concessions will go toward the installation of a new flagpole that will include illumination. Approximately $1,300 was raised for the project. The veterans donated the flagpole.
All the participants had a great time. The teachers were coached by former Camdenton Laker Kris Williams who is a PE teacher at Dogwood.
The game ended in a 33-33 tie. In addition to the basketball game, Dogwood first grade teacher Vicki Luber provided entertainment throughout the game with her antics dressed as a clown.
Dogwood Music Teacher Annette Green’s honor choir (Musical Jewels) sang the National Anthem and a couple other songs before the game.
The staff and students appreciate the generosity and time of the VFW crew which included Ross Reinhart who was instrumental in coordinating this event. We hope to make this an annual activity.