The school year is in full swing and many area students are taking part in extra-curricular activities including the sports programs. Youth benefit by participating in school sports by increasing their physical fitness, learning about teamwork, and gaining a sense of personal accomplishment. Providing the sports programs can strain restricted school budgets. Fortunately most area schools benefit from the fundraising efforts of local groups to support these programs.
The Minden Whippet Booster Club has been in existence for possibly 112 years according to records in old Minden High School annuals. Its purpose today is to support the athletics, cheer and dance programs of Minden High School. Jodi Bendix is the current president of the Minden Whippet Booster Club Board of Directors. “We try to fill some of the void that exists due to budget constraints (on the school),” Bendix said. “We also support the athletic program by providing meals for visiting teams and holding a banquet each spring to celebrate the accomplishments of our sports teams,” she said.
See the October 1st Courier for full story.