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Youth baton, cheerleading classes

To the Adirondack Journal:

My name is Cindy Altman RN and I am starting Youth Baton and Cheerleading classes to be held on Thursdays after school at Warrensburg Elementary School. Cheer will start at 3 p.m. and Baton at 4 p.m.

We started Youth Cheerleading last fall, and thanks to Lori Brown and the organizational assistance by Dianne Angell, we had two squads and 26 girls who practiced hard and cheered well, and most comments were a positive reflection on the increased spirit and increased fan base crowd they produced.

Now I want to add Cheer Dance and Marching to the Baton Twirlers as a large group and I hope to have the group ready for the Memorial Day Parade. Classes will be free. I plan on these classes as a workout for all, too. I hope to participate in many of our local area’s holiday activities to make the participants part of these festivities.

In order to finance the uniforms, we will have numerous fundraisers. Last year, for the simple temporary uniforms we had first a fundraiser barbecue held at Curtis Lumber that covered half the cost or more. I made a Pine Cone Wreath and Melissa Bliss, one of the parents, donated a carved bear her family had made that we raffled and made enough money to cover pom poms.

CB’S and Ashes both helped with selling of those tickets. I found much support all over town and would like to especially thank all the parents who brought the girls to practices and the games. By keeping the classes free, I hope many will participate. Batons will need to be purchased, but I have serveral for use for now. Call 744-6187 for more info.

Cindy Altman

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