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Breakfast raises money for scoreboard, banner

 

Veteran Ben Alling flips pancakes at the Veterans Day breakfast last Friday at the Vets Center in Electric City. Veterans prepared a "free" breakfast for some 300 people, and took in about $1,200 in donations, raising funds to fix the Lake Roosevelt High School football scoreboard and attach a large banner. - Roger S. Lucas photo

The Veterans Day "free" breakfast last Friday raised some $1,200 toward upgrades on the Lake Roosevelt High School football scoreboard, and a new banner to go with it, officials reported Monday.

Lake Roosevelt had about $1,000 already raised for the scoreboard work, and Friday's contributions at the free breakfast raised another $1,200, said Shawn Neider, pastor of the Zion Lutheran church, himself a veteran and adjutant of American Legion Post 57, which put on the breakfast.

Frank Ayers, on his own, had repaired many of the electronic components inside so that they worked on game night.

"About half of the components are fixed, and the rest will be soon," stated school board member Rich Black, another legion member.

Black said the scoreboard frame will be painted, new LED lights installed, and interior components fixes. Then the scoreboard will be like new and function well into the future," he said.

The free breakfast attracted about 300 people to the legion hall Friday morning, where the $1,200 came as donations for the scoreboard and banner.

The new banner will be a tribute to veterans in the area, about 3 feet high and 20 feet long. Veteran Ben Alling is working on the banner.

Students from the art department had drawn out a couple of

suggestions for what they thought the finished product would look

like, and those who came to the breakfast were asked to vote on which one they liked.

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