TRIBUNE NATION FILLS TABLES FOR LONGSTRETH
Droves of Beavertonians and Gladwinites came from the four corners of the Gladwin - Billings, Sherman, Tobacco, and Grout Townships – to fill the Beaverton High School to the brim in show of support for Kirsten Longstreth.
A truly inspiring display of solidarity and caring, the parking lot was bumper to bumper – because beyond the local area, Longstreths’ competitors from other teams rallied around, hoped in their cars, and made sure to attend the benefit. Girls from Clare, Gladwin, Pinconning, Meridian, and beyond made the trek to M-18 to give Kirsten hope and faith.
Its hard telling exactly how many people showed up, but we know that Earl Colmus grilled up almost 2,000 hot dogs on the day.
“I thought the turn out was just great. Our community when it comes to showing support - it just does good. The girls [Beaverton’s softball team and classmates] just basically got the word out, with Aaron Wentworth also helping - it was just unbelievable how good they did,” said Earl Colmus. “It wasn’t just one person. Randy Bighman, Rob Hall, Dave Smith – the Beaverton administrators and the cooking and janitorial staff were right there with us.”