Hillcrest Union Was Buzzing On Alumni Night
A cold, breezy evening didn’t stop the huge crowd from coming out to Hillcrest Union to watch the Ravens take on Wapello and participate in the Alumni Night festivities hosted by the Alumni Association. Over 150 alumni from seven decades, along with their families, cheered on the girls and boys basketball teams with the night ending in a split. The foyer was crowded all night long as eager alumni took their chance at winning a prize, the concession stand line winding around, and there was even a bake sale fundraiser. The big winner was Reggie Borntrager ‘18 whose name was drawn for the premium Girl Named Tom tickets with a $50 gift card to Hudson’s in Iowa City. A new part of the event was the putting contest, where two alumni were selected to putt the length of the court, trying to guide the golf ball through a 10 inch opening. Gary Swartzendruber ‘82 and Noah Miller ‘22 each had 3 chances to win and both were rewarded with the $100 cash prize. Overall, the last home basketball game before Christmas break ended up as a successful evening. The buzz from the crowd lasted well into the night after the game was over, as the friends and former classmates caught up with each other.
Thanks to the generosity of these area businesses for helping to make the event a success.
Buckwalter Motors, Club Car Wash, Crowded Closet, Everence Financial, Federation Bank, Hills Bank, Hudson’s, Kalona Chocolates, Kalona Coffee House, Kalona Veterinary Clinic, P.C., Hillcrest Academy Alumni Association, Lara Hochstetler (Beauty Counter Consultant), Scheels, The Appliance Barn, Inc., The Encounter Cafe, The YMCA of Washington County, Wendell Miller of Skogman Realty