Veteran celebration Monday

ASHTON JOHNSON
Co-Executive Editor 

KC will host its third Veterans Day Appreciation Celebration 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the Devall Student Center Ballroom.

The event is free and all veterans and the public are invited to attend. It will be a come-and-go event and door prize drawings will be held throughout the celebration for those in attendance.

KC President Bill Holda will sing the national anthem and the KC Chorale will sing throughout the event.

Lt. Colonel Joseph Willoughby will be the guest speaker.

Winners of the Veterans Day art contest will also be awarded during the celebration. The purpose of this contest was to bring awareness to the community of every age as to what Veterans Day is about and why it is celebrated.

Participants were asked to submit an art project depicting their own personal thanks to veterans.

Projects from the following winners will be on exhibit:

Kindergarten- second grade: Gabriel Carry from Gilmer Elementary

Third grade – fifth grade:  Kristal Loredo from Kilgore Intermediate

Six grade – eighth grade: Kersten Ellison from Bruce Jr. High in Gilmer

Ninth – 12th: Roger Etheridge from Spring Hill High School

Honorable Mention/ Veterans Choice: Karea Richardson from Kilgore Intermediate.

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