Congratulations to Renee "Whoopie" Edgell and Brock Bricker - the 2010
Homecoming Queen and King. Homecoming events were sponsored by the
Student Council. Advisor for the group is Erin Moran. From what I
heard, and what I could see - every thing went pretty smoothly.
Although Homecoming is sponsored by the Student Council, another group
puts in more than a few hours in preparation for the annual event. The
PAHS Cheerleaders made more posters and banners than I could count.
They put together the pep assembly as well as the bonfire. They
participate in the parade and cheer at the game. They also host a
spaghetti dinner for the players, coaches and managers. It's a busy
week for the girls - and probably almost all of them are also involved
in other activities.
I had to make a quick trip to Olean Saturday morning so I parked my car
in the football field parking lot so I would be sure to have a spot if I
didn't get back as quickly as planned. It was early when I made my way
to Mill Street. The cheerleaders had already been around town with
signs and were at the field...decorating. Their efforts did not go
unnoticed. I heard many comments and compliments during the afternoon.
Before I forget, I want to correct something from last
week's column...or I guess add to would be the better way to put it. I
had written, "Although Dick's position as Borough Manager is not a
volunteer position, I've been told on more than one occasion that the
community has no idea what he does for this community and that his is
not a "9 to 5" job." The second part of that sentence was somehow
omitted in print. Dick was honored as an Unsung Hero for how well he
does his job, for going above and beyond and for his volunteer work with
groups such as the Rotary Club. I'm not sure what people were thinking
after reading that column, but hopefully this will clear things up.