Veterans Day celebration set Monday

From staff reports

KC will host a Veterans Appreciation Celebration Monday, Nov. 11, to give employees and the community an opportunity to thank local veterans and remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

The event is set for 1 p.m. in the Devall Student Center Ballroom.

Dr. Mike Jenkins, Vice President of Student Development, and Rebekah Metcalf, KC’s Veteran Certifying Official and organizer of the event, said all community members are welcome to attend the celebration.

“It will be our honor to show appreciation for veterans for their service to our country and the college,” Metcalf said. “We are especially thrilled to honor our KC students who are veterans.”

The celebration will be a come-and-go event with refreshments and door prize drawings (for all in attendance) and grand prize drawings exclusively for veterans.

“We would like to show all of our veteran students just how much we appreciate their service and that of all the colleges they could have chosen to attend – they chose Kilgore College,” Metcalf said.

Metcalf urged KC students, faculty and staff to attend the event.

“Please help make this a great celebration for these men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom,” she said.

All area secondary schools and KC students were invited to participate in an art contest last month. Winners of the art contest will also be announced at the event.

For more information, contact Metcalf at 903-988-3733.