Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Glades County Remembers 9/11 At Football Half-Time Show

Moore Haven HighSchool's Terrier Field Scene Of  9/11 Show

MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- Glades County Public Safety in coordination with Glades County School and Glades County Sheriff's Office remembered those who lost their life September 11, 2001 and to the military men and women who have and are still serving our country today during the MHHS Varsity Football Game Halftime Show on Friday September 9, 2011 at Terrier Field.

Angela Snow Colegrove, Bob Jones, Beth Barfield, Duane Pottorff and Butch Jones coordinated the show to ensure a representative from each 1st responding agency was present. Representatives from Glades County EMS, Fire, Sheriff's Office and the American Legion Post 299 were present. 

The MHHS Varsity and Jr. Varsity cheerleaders & band members brought the American Flag on to Terrier Field as the fire engines and patrol cars were being staged. Beth Barfield and George Coates recapped the event of September 11, 2001. Carly Hessler played Taps and a moment of silence was observed for those who lost their life. 

Military personnel past and present were asked to stand to recognize their outstanding service and sacrifice to our country; the audience was asked to join in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Halftime programs were designed by Tosha Reiss. Angela Colegrove, Shorty & Mary Garcia helped with the inserts and the flags in the programs. Glades County & the City of Moore Haven employees showed their support by wearing 9-11 tribute shirts to work on September 9th and also to the game that night along with Fire and EMS personnel. 

The shirts were purchased by Glades County Public Safety and Glades County Sheriff's Office.

Glades County Public Safety would like to thank the following for their contribution or help:

Glades County BOCC: Russell Echols – Chairman, K.S. "Butch" Jones, Vice-Chair (US Army), Paul Beck (US Army), Bob Giesler (USANG), & Donna Storter-Long Glades County: Col. Wendell Taylor (USAF –Ret.)– County Manager, Bob Jones (US Army) – Public Safety Director, Angela Snow Colegrove – EM Director, LaTosha Reiss – Admin. Asst., Glades County Sheriff's Office: Sheriff Stuart Whiddon, Chief Duane Pottorff, Sgt. Donnie Watts, Sgt. Duane McQuaid, Deputy Richard Anderson and other personnel. 

Glades County School Board: Mike Pressley (USANG) – Chairman, Patricia Pearce – Vice Chairman, Janet Story, Jeri Wilson & Jenny Allen

Glades County School: Beth Barfield- Principal, Moore Haven Jr. Sr. High School, George Coates- Asst. Principal, Moore Haven Jr. Sr. High School, Bryan Browning-Music Director, Moore Haven Jr. Sr. High School & Whitney Savoie 

Glades County Schools Student Body: Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheerleaders and the MHJSHS Band & Carly Hessler – Taps Performance

Glades County EMS & Fire Department participants: Sharon Jones, Lt. Lisa Watson, Travis Sheltra, Jerry Watson, Scotty Heflin, David Heflin, Neal Chapman, Marie Chapman, Johnnie Wilkerson, Danny Beard, Scott Oberstine, John Biggs, Mary Lois Biggs, David Cline, Doug Manke, Jared Smith, Steve Anderson, Bubba Roberts, Jack & Jenny Bayless, Paul Grzenda, Christopher Crum, American Legion Post 299: K.S. "Butch" Jones, David Whidden, Paul Beck & Al Brown.

Photography: Lorie Ward and Laura Mathis

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