On October 7, 2016 the Springfield Chapter 952 of the Vietnam Veterans came out to support Ash Grove’s Second Annual Trunk or Treat event. The Ash Grove community makes monetary and candy donations to the Secondary Pirates Association (SPA), the AG JR/SR HS teacher’s organization, which is all converted into candy and supplies to host the completely free event for the community to attend. This always happens at the last home game of the football season. The Ash Grove Football team lost to the Fair Grove Eagles in the KY3 Game of the Week. The VVA was featured in the Trunk Or Treat interview held for the KY3 live news at 5. The Ash Grove community loves seeing the VVA members at local events.
You can expect to read more about the VVA and their involvement at Ash Grove Junior High school by next month’s news letter. Volunteers from the organization have been signing up to speak to Mrs. Compton’s Junior High English class during the last week of October and the first week of November as a part of her Veterans Day Curriculum. To learn more about presenting please contact Mrs. Compton via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also welcome to join the Ash Grove community on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 9am for breakfast in the cafeteria of the High School and the Veterans Day Assembly to follow at 10am. Ash Grove is a very patriotic town and loves the opportunity to celebrate our nation’s veterans.
Courtney Compton is the incoming Company Commander for the 428th Transportation Company out of Jefferson City and Springfield, MO in the Army Reserves. She celebrates six years in the United States Army Reserves as a civilian and soldier. In the past six years she has moved from Central New York to Southwest Missouri to teach junior high English and lead soldiers in the transportation branch. 1LT Courtney Compton and her husband, 484th HHD Company Commander, 1LT Thomas Compton, are expecting their first child, Cora Compton in January 2017.