Today is the 245th birthday of the United States Marine Corps and tomorrow is Veterans Day. It was appropriate that 2020 Corry grad Lucas Peterson graduated from U.S. Marines Academy and brother Trenton and father Lonnie got to see him (though there was no actual ceremony). Trenton is a sergeant in the Marine Corps stationed at Camp Lejeune. Lonnie was in the Marines several years ago. "I'm really proud of my two sons and glad I got to see them," he claimed.
Lonnie also noted that several of his Little League baseball players from the VFW team he coached are in the military service. Besides his sons, Tyler Proctor is a U.S. Navy Seabee, Curtis Royek is a Naval Academy graduate training to be a Navy Seal, Logan Munsee is in the U.S. Air Force and Derek Hurd recently graduated from boot camp in the Air Force.
With temperatures again above 70 degrees today, I'm sure North Hills Golf Course will be packed as it was yesterday when my senior foursome played its last round of the year. Let me give a personal shout out to course manager Ron Graham for everything he does.
Belated birthday wishes to Andy Sproveri and Travis Proper. Sue Scalise, Jim Bracken and Dan Benson celebrate today, John Holthouse, Cubby Wetmore and Mary Davis tomorrow. Thursday birthdays belong to Ashley Ongley, Tim Tomcho, Bill Mitchell, Janel Neylon and Jim Zaphiris.
Jim, who lives in Meadville, has started a new sales job at Greater Erie Auto Auction in Fairview.
Eastside High School's Rob Henderson was named the 2020 Cross Country 4A Coach of the Year. He's Dale and Sandy’s son. Also, happy 33rd anniversary wishes to Brent and Patty Henderson.
Richard Skalos is now in north Texas for a month before he heads south of the border.
Nancy DeMauri tells me how great things are going at Corry Connections and that they are planning a "sip and paint" event on Nov. 17 from 6-9 p.m. with Debbie Bird.
There's a Veterans Day dinner tomorrow at the Spartansburg Fire Hall from 4-7 p.m. where vets get to eat for free. Call 654-7222 to place an order.
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