The annual Washington Elementary "Jog-A-Thon" was held Friday between 17th & 18th Streets on Washington Ave. Students receive pledges from both individuals and businesses for "per lap jogged", their laps are kept track of by jog-a-thon officials and in the end not only have they participated in a great physical activity, they've raised monies for their school's technology budget. The staff and students at Washington greatly appreciate all of the support they receive from individuals and groups for this endeavor.
History was reenacted this past week along the Chisholm Trail and will culminate later this week up near Wichita, to commemorate it's origins some 150 years ago. A cattle drive that began in Oklahoma about a week ago spent Tuesday night near Wellington Lake and pulled out of there late Wednesday morning and headed up the Chisholm Trail towards Mayfield. The 100 or so Longhorns and their drovers headed back out on the trail after a good nights rest, some grazing time and got all watered down just before they departed, horses too!
A large crowd was on hand Tuesday evening at WHS for the FALL CHOIR PROGRAM featuring choirs from both WMS and WHS. All performed well, especially considering school has been in session for such a short time. Jessica Coldwell is the choral director for USD 353 and she puts on some very nice concerts, this one included. Here was what the music menu for the evening looked like:
6TH GRADE KNIGHT CHOIR
Red River Valley ..... American Folksong