The Williamson High School Hall of Fame Committee is in dire need of donations.
In the past few years, prices have tripled on the wall plaques placed at the cafeteria at the old school and the acrylic trophies the inductees receive.
Other expenses, like catering the 2-day event, have also increased.
The WHS Hall of Fame Committee wants to continue to induct candidates in the future. However, they need financial support, according to former Williamson coach and principal Cecil Hatfield, who is the president of the committee.
This year’s event will be held on Friday and Saturday August 16 and 17. Details of the cookout and dinner will be released at a later date.
Past members are asked to continue their support by making donations. Local graduates and their families are also encouraged to attend the event and purchasing tickets can help support the WHS Hall of Fame.
The committee said any donation would help, whether it is $5, $25 or $100. Businesses are also encouraged to make donations. If anyone wants to make a donation they can send them to the WHS Hall of Fame, 242 Central Ave., South Williamson, Ky., 41503 or see any of the committee members and they can take the donation.
Tug Valley senior basketball player Amber Linville recently joined her mother Tonya and sister Briana with singing the national anthem. They belted out one of the finest local renditions this sports writer has heard in a long time. Their harmonizing was simply fantastic. I’m not a music expert, but they sounded right in tune. And the Star Spangled Banner is one of the toughest songs to sing.
… Around 35 people showed up for the Global Genes, Rare Disease Day 5K race. The winners of the 5K with a time of 32 minutes and 32 seconds were Kyrstyn Noe and Cameron Bryant. Noe is a teacher at Lenore K-8 and Cameron is a student there. The school gave a contribution to help reach a total of $430 raised for genetic research. The organizers want to thank the community for their support and hope for better weather and a bigger turnout next year.
… Cameron Justice, son of former Belfry coach Raymond Justice, has been playing in the Sweet 16 tournament in Lexington. The sophomore guard is making a name for himself at Knott County Central. He has the eyes of college coaches. His father, who also coached at Pikeville College, Letcher County and East Ridge, is an assistant for Knott Central.
… My sources tell me that Roger Staton will be named as the interim head baseball coach for Mingo Central. Staton was an assistant at Matewan in past years and also coached in local youth baseball leagues. He will fill in for Walt Cline, who is taking a medical leave of absence, due to some health issues. Cline is also been dealing with getting a new house after his home was destroyed by fire a few weeks ago. Bob Huff will be the Miner’s assistant coach. Huff has been working the team out and getting them in shape for the upcoming season.
… West Virginia University will hold the annual Gold-Blue Spring Game on Saturday, April 20, at 2 p.m., at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Tickets are available for $10 each and can be purchased online at WVUGAME.com or by calling 1-800-WVU GAME. WVU students will be admitted free with a valid ID. Stadium parking information will be released at a later date. A portion of the proceeds from the Gold-Blue Game once again will benefit WVU Children’s Hospital.
(Kyle Lovern is the sports editor for the Williamson Daily News. Comments or story ideas can be sent to klovern@civtasmedia. com or klovern@williamsondailynews. com.)