FC's Winter Guard rehearse-athon, spaghetti dinner slated for Feb. 25

by Sean Dunlap

Franklin County High School’s Winter Guard organization has announced two fund-raising events — during one day — to help send student participants to planned competitions across Mississippi.

Winter Guard instructor Kerri Phillips said her group will hold its first-ever “Rehearse-athon” on Saturday, Feb. 25 with a spaghetti dinner that same evening.

“The ‘Rehearse-athon’ is a rehearsal, fund-raiser and performance all rolled into one,” Phillips went on to say. “There will be a full day of practice that Saturday followed by a performance at 4 p.m., in the high school gymnasium. Students are collecting pledges and donations for this unique program now through Tuesday, Feb. 28.”

Additionally, the spaghetti dinner — including spaghetti and meatballs, a side salad, garlic bread, cake and tea — will feature take-outs offered between 4 and 6 p.m., with dine-in set from 6 to 8 p.m.

Those wishing to purchase meal tickets can do so by contacting Phillips at 601-597-3407 or Angel Mayberry at 601-730-4137.

The FCHS Winter Guard is a competitive, performance-based activity that involves choreographed routines with props similar to the Color Guard affiliated with the Pride of Franklin County Marching Band

Winter Guard participants vie for top honors in events against other high school groups from across the state.