Wrapping up the week in the BenGil area with pictures!
Week of May 6
Deb Olson hugs a former player during the softball team's 25 year celebration at Welfare Park.
Kaylee Cox heads the ball in the girls' regional championship game against Staunton. The girls lost 2-0.
The high school construction trade class gathered in front of the building they built last week. Margaret Wayman showed her appreciation by buying them Subway and making them sno cones.
The girls track team won first place in the Prairie State Conference last week.
Joann Baum, Marilyn Herbeck, Brian Engelke, and Susie Campbell, members of management at Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton, served a complimentary barbeque lunch for CMH employees on May 9, 2012, in celebration of hospital week.
The softball senior night was held last week and the four seniors posed for a picture with their gifts along with their parents before the game.
Stephen Demartini and Emily Harszy participated in the Illinois State Science Fair at the University of Illinois Saturday, May 5. Both projects were in the category of Environmental Science and both earned Gold status which is the highest score level a student may receive. Both students received the highest judge’s score Gillespie has earned at the state level. Congratulations to Stephen and Emily.
Keith Tucker gets the handoff in the boys track meet last week. The boys went on to place second in conference.
The Benld Lions Club were recently visited by the Past and Present District 1 Goverenors who were promoting the District Fund Raiser Calendars and the Lions of Illinois Foundation. Pictured here Benld Lions Treasurer Rory Makler; District Governor Dean Hemming; 2011-12 Benld Lions President Richard Cavins; Past District Governor John Thien; and 2012-13 Benld Lions President Brandy Olroyd.
Black Diamond Days committee presents $250 to both the Minor Soccer Association and Welfare Park Association. The committee also gave $500 to the Gillespie Caring Center. Each year BDD will be donating to a local charity or non-profit.
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