By T.J. Hug
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
(November 21, 2014)-MONTPELIER: Not wanting to be a poor host, Montpelier decided to feed to cook for those fortunate enough to show up early for their team’s Foundation Game against Hilltop.
From 4:30 P.M. to the first tip off at 6:15 P.M., patrons were invited to partake in a chili dinner, which was served in the school’s auditeria. Throughout that time span, a plethora of people trafficked through the area, treating themselves to chili, oyster crackers, and several other enjoyable compliments to the meal.
Fans weren’t the only ones to dig in, though. Coaches and administrators from both schools also frequented the auditeria, relaxing from their taxing work to chat and eat their fill.
The auditeria also served as the storage facility for the various canned goods donated by many fans in attendance. Bringing in a canned food item gave patrons a reduced ticket price upon entry to the game. Two tables, one for each team’s fans, stood filled with the kindness of two communities interested in supporting more than just their school’s sports teams. These goods were given to the Helping Hands Food Pantry in downtown Montpelier.
After filling their appetites, everyone filed into the gymnasium across the hall, ready to watch their respective teams compete against a strong opponent. The real highlight of the night had already taken place however, as the charity of those very fans is what should take center stage.
T.J. Hug can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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