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'Pride Night' kicks off LCS and Gehlen Catholic activities

Friday, August 21, 2009

Community pride in school activities at Le Mars Community and Gehlen Catholic Schools will get an extra boost Monday at the annual "Pride Night" activities at Jim Lorenzen Field.

The back-to-school celebration showcases extra-curricular activities at both schools.

The evening starts at 5:30 p.m. with a hamburger and hot dog tailgate party by Gehlen Catholic and Le Mars Community Athletic Booster Clubs.

Refreshments in the concession area will be sold by the Gehlen Catholic Fine Arts and Le Mars Community Music Boosters.

Gates at Jim Lorenzen Field open at 5:15 p.m.

Pride Night has kicked off the fall season and start of the school year for a number of years.

The first Pride Night pep rallys were held in downtown Le Mars, according to KLEM's Operation Manager Dave Ruden.

"We took it over from the Chamber and just kept it going," Ruden said.

Students, parents, fans and friends will gather in the stadium for the 7 p.m. pep rally.

The pep rally will start with the singing of the National Anthem and the presentation and posting of colors by American Legion Wasmer Post 241 of Le Mars.

KLEM Radio sports director Denny Callahan will serve as emcee for the evening.

Gehlen Catholic activity director Tony Gunter and Le Mars Community activity director Floyd Athay will introduce activity sponsors and coaches.

Both schools' cheerleaders, bands and dance teams will perform during the program.

Also featured is KLEM Radio's "Kick for Cash," which will give three people an opportunity to kick a field goal and win up to $500.

Ruden is hoping to get a winner this year.

"We've had two or three winners in the past and we'd really like to get one again," Ruden said.

He encourages area residents to come out to the stadium Monday.

"It's always fun to get everyone to the stadium, enjoy a tailgate and get ready for the fall season," Ruden said.

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