Concession Stand Success • Basketball Playoffs Set to Begin • Yearbooks Needed

by Jennie Acklin

A small group of ECS Sports Booster members gathered Tuesday evening, Feb. 19 at 7p.m., to discuss several items on their agenda.

The basketball season saw 14 evenings of concession service, offering pizza, popcorn, snacks and drinks, with four volunteers at each game. The ECS Board of Education thanked everyone who helped make this year a success.

Basketball playoffs begin on Friday, Feb. 22 for the boys’ team, which will be at North Collins at 7 p.m.  The girls’ team will face West Valley at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 23 at ECS.

The Drama Club is raising money by selling program ads to pay for costume rentals, cost for the usage rights for the play “Bye Bye Birdie” (to be held March 23), and food for cast members at dress rehearsals. The Sports Boosters Club agreed to support their efforts.

Twenty-four missing years of ECS yearbooks are needed to research sports championships in order to complete the club’s Add-a-Year” banner project.  Anyone having yearbooks from 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1961, and 1996 specific is asked to loan or donate their yearbook by contacting Deb Golley at 378-1170.

Softball and baseball field banners were discussed at the January meeting, and the purchase was approved. The order will be placed this week for “Home of Eagles Softball” and “Home of Eagles Baseball” vinyl banners.

The ECS building project is of concern to the club, and ideas of how to encourage community members to vote in favor of the capital project on March 18 will be discussed and implemented in the next few weeks.

The Winter Sports banquet will be held March 11, and the success of the Fall Sports Banquet is something the club wishes to repeat. (About 410 people attended the fall banquet, which was the highest attendance seen in a long time.) Community donations for door prizes are needed. Anyone interested in making a donation is encouraged to contact the Sports Boosters Club before March 8.

The next meeting of the ECS Sports Boosters Club will take place March 18 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

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