It was an exciting day as the track had its "grand opening" celebration and officially became part of Rossview. I felt proud that our labors and fundraising had final come to fruition. The track will be a great addition to the school.
They opened it with an official ceremony and ribbon-cutting, followed by a Walk-a-Thon. It is a 1/8 mile track. Jarem was so excited that he ran/walked 15 laps. Even the briskness of the air didn't slow him down. It was certainly a very cold morning, but the chilly air didn't deflate my spirits either. It was a proud day for the Rossview community.
(most of these photos were taken by Paula Peek)
The opening ceremony (left to right): Mrs Camp (vice principal), Mrs. Ford (principal), Kim McMillan (mayor City of Clarksville), Carolyn Bowers (County Mayor of Montgomery County), Dr B.J. Worthington (recently appointed CMCSS Director of School), and Gateway representative Melissa Fleming (Gateway hospital donated water bottles for all students).
Mayors McMillan and Bowers came to share in the excitement
Mrs. Ford cutting the ribbon
The principals, mayors, etc leading the first walk around the track.
The man in the red shirt and shorts is one of their PE teachers, Mr. McNiel and the man in the black shirt near the front is another PE teacher, Mr. Batson.
Jarem walking and talking with his friend Scotty
Past and present PTO members
Arch of balloons to celebrate
Jarem and I together just before we left. Eric had taken Tessa to her soccer game so she didn't get to participate in the festivities.
Most of the kids bought these t-shirts for the walk-a-thon and field day.