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Bataan Intermediate collects food for veterans

Pictured, left to right, with only a small portion of the items collected, is VFW 2480 Commander Richard Ellis, Lester Short, Don Poppe and Geoff Halsey, Bataan Memorial Intermediate Principal.

Students at Bataan Memorial Intermediate recently held a food drive in conjunction with the local VFW 2480. Mr. Geoff Halsey, Principal, challenged students in grades 3, 4 and 5 to a contest to see who could bring in the most food. The response was overwhelming and students brought in many items that were presented at Bataan Day on Nov. 8. Grade 4 at Bataan Intermediate won the food drive challenge, but the real winners are the veterans. All the food items will go to local veterans in need this holiday season.

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Bataan Day celebrated

Bataan Memorial Primary Elementary Principal, Mrs. Kendra Van Doren, with students Elijah Orosco and Carter Sayre at the school’s annual Bataan Day Ceremony. The pinwheels are in honor of the men from Port Clinton that were in the Battle of Bataan & Bataan Death March during World War II. The ceremony helps the students remember the history of their school name and realize the sacrifices made by these brave soldiers and others like them who fought and continue to fight for their country and our freedom.

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Bataan Day Ceremony Is November 8

Newspaper article displayed at Bataan Elementary

The annual Bataan Day ceremony will be held this year on Friday, Nov. 8, at 9 a.m. in the Bataan Memorial School Gymnasium.  

The students and staff of Bataan Memorial Elementary School invite members of the community to their Bataan Day Ceremony. This year, students and staff are organizing a food drive in conjunction with the VFW Post 2480 to benefit local veterans in need. Students and guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item with them on Nov. 8.

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