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Left to right: Angel Bollinger, Shaelyn Gray and Victoria Michalicka in their new uniforms for the Lady Tigers softball team. The season starts Friday, March 2.
 

By Jon Watje
Managing Editor

A chili dinner and auction were held to benefit the new Union City High School softball program. The event, which was sponsored by the Union City Lion’s Club, was held Thursday, Feb. 23 at the high school cafeteria and gymnasium.

 “We had tons of people come out and I couldn’t believe all the support we got,” said Union City Superintendent Todd Carel. “We raised $3,815 and all the proceeds will go to the new softball program for whatever they need.”

The Lion’s Club served chili, cornbread, cake and drinks to visitors.

“One of the main things we do is to work to support the community and the school,” said Kay Bornemann, president of the Union City Lion’s Club. “We are glad to do this to support the school with its new softball program.”

An auction was also held. The hottest item was a Thunder Basket made by the school’s seventh and eighth graders. The basket included Oklahoma City Thunder tickets, t-shirts and more items and sold for $400.

Donations to the auction were made by Joey Demmer, Bill Allread, Jenny Schieber, Ross Seed and Feed, Tractor Supply, David Baustert, Liz Gilpen, Sabrina Gilpen, Jerry’s Upholstery, Katie Nails, Tony’s Island Grill, Cattlemen’s Steak House, Bank of Union and Michael Gatz.

The players on the softball team also wore their new uniforms.

The Union City Lady Tigers, coached by Daniel Anderson, will play Destiny Christian in their first game at Minco on Friday, March 2. The junior high will play at 5 p.m. and the varsity will play at 6:30 p.m.

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