Monday, October 19, 2009

Newnan High School Celebrates Local Veterans

An invitation to local veterans:

The History and Social Studies Department at Newnan High School want to take this opportunity to invite you to our biannual Veteran’s Day held this term on December 11. We hold this event at the end of each school term in order for the students to “put a face” with the events that they have been learning about over the last part of term. Your participation in our school is one of the biggest and most anticipated events of each term. We appreciate the time and effort that you will undertake to help us teach these young people. Thank you!

We will meet at the National Guard Armory across the street on Armory Road between 8:00-8:30AM. When you come in there will some students to greet you, sign you in and help you find a place at a table. There will also be students in the parking area to help you carry anything in. Coffee will be available and breakfast will be served starting around 8:15. The first group of students will come in at about 8:50. They will come and visit at your table and talk to you about your service. If you have any items and/or pictures that you would like to share with the students, please feel free to do so. The first two groups of students will wrap up at about 11:40 and then lunch will come from Quizno’s. We will have 2 groups of students after lunch as well and will close the day at approximately 3:00PM. We would love to have you spend all day with us, but if you can only come during part of the day that is perfectly fine. We would appreciate any time that you can spare for our students.

Also, our second fundraising event will be held on October 26 at the old Sprayberry’s BBQ on 29. Sprayberry’s will donate a part of the profits to our veteran programs if you eat there between 5:00-9:00PM. You can eat in or carry out, just mention that you are supporting Newnan High School history. Thank you to those of you that supported us at Chikfil A on that rainy day in September! If possible, we would appreciate your support with these fundraisers- they are easy for us- we just need to get people out to eat!

Lastly, Newnan High School is still working with the local Historical Society to promote the Society’s Veteran Donation Program. We have saved several things over the last few months that we will be using in class. If you have things from your service that you are not sure what to do with, please contact Mr. Henderson or myself. If any of your friends or neighbors are in this situation, please let them know what we are doing. We do not want these items to land in the trash!

If you have any friends that are veteran’s and might be interested in participating in any of these things, please let me know their name and phone number and I will be glad to contact them. Also, if you use email regularly, please email me at the address listed below so that I can add you to our Veterans’ Day contact list. We would like to get as many of you as possible on our email list to save on the expense of mailings.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call on me. I appreciate it!

Steve Quesinberry
Chairman: History and Social Studies Department
Newnan High School

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