Saturday, May 18, 2013

Alumni Weekend Planned

Exeter and Exeter-Milligan Alumni have a activity filled weekend for this year’s Alumni Weekend in Exeter.
Three new activities have been added to the weekend to allow for alumni to reconnect and get reacquainted.
Friday evening, the weekend planners have added the First Annual Alumni Adventure Dash for those who are 21 and over.  Costumes are encouraged as the participants head through Exeter stopping at designated adventure stations.  There will be prizes for spirit, attire, Eagle of the Meet, and general fun following the race.

Twenty year class members Kim Becker Bartolomeo and Allyson Horne formulated the idea for the fun run as a way “to stop and see all the places in town that have special memories for us,” explained Horne.
She noted that people don’t have to be a runner to participate.  They can walk, skip or run but they will have to stop at five or six adventure stations on the route where they will have to do some sort of contest to get past the station and get the sticker or stamp on their running bib.  All the proceeds from the event will be donated to the fire department. 

Cara (Songster) Stoll is President of the 10 year class planning this year’s alumni weekend.  She noted the many new items planned for the weekend, “We’re keeping the traditional alumni weekend events but we want alumni to have the opportunity to participate in a few new fun activities. We’re giving people another opportunity to make the most of the weekend.  Since it’s Memorial Day  weekend we felt that adding something on Sunday wouldn’t affect a lot of travel plans for visiting alum.”

A lot of the new activities are geared toward the younger alum.  New this year in addition to the alumni adventure dash is a sand volleyball tournament and a road rally on Sunday.  “The road rally should be fun. . . I know there usually hasn’t been anything on Sunday but we thought it would be one more opportunity for some reminiscing," explained Stoll.
There will be alumni trivia throughout the road rally incorporating both the towns of Exeter and Milligan.
  The MC’s at this year’s banquet promise to be entertaining.  Sue Kittinger ‘78 and Jeremy Becker ‘93 will keep the event lively reminiscing about the good ole days at Exeter, Exeter-Milligan.  This year they expect to honor sixteen different classes and hope that living members will be able to attend.  Another milestone for the weekend will be the inclusion of the first alumni class of Exeter-Milligan graduates.  

If you have forgotten to register for any of the events or the banquet you can still come to the dance at the Legion and if you are participating in the golf scramble on Saturday morning or the Volleyball tournament your banquet tickets are discounted to $10.  Another bonus, there is no advance registration for the road rally on Sunday which begins at 1:00 p.m. at the pool park.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Timberwolves Headed to State Track

Congratulations to the following Timberwolves who are Burke Bound!

Dusty Axline - Pole Vault
Taylor May - Pole Vault
Nolan White - Discus
Dalton Zelenka - 3200 Meter Run
Alicia Bigelow - 400 Meter Relay; 800 Meter Relay
Taylor Erdkamp - 800 Meter Relay
Amber Pribyl - High Jump; 400 Meter Relay; 800 Meter Relay
Jennifer Pribyl - 400 Meter Run; 800 Meter Run; 400 Meter Relay; 800 Meter Relay
Maitlyn Thomsen - Long Jump; 200 Meter Dash; 400 Meter Relay

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Exeter-Milligan First Graders Visit Exeter Senior Center

Part of the first grade class present their play to their Senior Center “grandparents.” Pictured from the left are Tyler Due, Trenton Vossler, Savana Krupicka, Andrew Vavra, Savannah Horne, Troy Kallhoff and Josh Meyer.

Exeter-Milligan First Graders have spent quite a few afternoon’s this year visiting their Exeter Senior Center “grandparents.”  It has been a great opportunity for both the students, as they had an eager listening audience as they read, but it also gave the Senior Center “grandparents” time to enjoy some great kids.  For their end of the year celebration the first graders presented several plays to the seniors on Wednesday, May 8th.  Their final number was all about the Statue of Liberty.  Afterwards they visited with their “grandparents” about their summer plans.

Troy Kallhoff shares his summer plans with one of the Senior Center “grandparents,” Roma Rhodes.

Taylor Pribyl shares her summer plans with one of the Senior Center “grandparents,” Elva McBride.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Exeter Senior Center Hosts Senior to Senior Breakfast

“The idea met with some resistance 11 years ago when it was presented,” explained Fillmore County Senior Services Director Brenda Motis, “but now it’s something that everyone looks forward to.”
Motis refers to the annual Senior to Senior breakfast that the Exeter Senior Center sponsors for the Exeter-Milligan graduates and their grandparents.
Each year, they serve a breakfast of rolls, egg casseroles and fruit to the senior before their graduation practice along with any of their grandparents they wish to invite.
This year 16 of the 17 graduating seniors from Exeter-Milligan were present at the breakfast along with over 35 of their grandparents.
The graduating seniors are asked to introduce themselves and tell about their future plans before introducing their grandparents.
After the introductions, Motis noted that this class has already “all has great plans and has already had great success in the athletic field while students at Exeter-Milligan.”
Motis shared the top 10 things she thought a graduate should know before introducing the Advisory board of the Exeter Senior Center and reading the names of those who volunteered to help make the breakfast possible.
She reminded the graduates that “As you go out in the world know that we are thinking of you, we are interested in what you are doing and you always have a link back to the Exeter and Milligan communities.”
Meghan Miller and Blake Papik won the door prizes donated by the senior center and centerpieces were won by Preston Motis, Malinda Hall and Lane Strate.