Pleasant View R-6 will hold its Annual Extravaganza next week to support field trips as well as school and faculty needs. This year’s event will be a dodgeball tournament instead of basketball as in past years. Doors and a silent auction will open the evening of March 21st at 5 o’clock, followed by Pleasant View Alum Kenton Kinney will perform the National Anthem.
Pleasant View Community Club Treasurer Sara Berry says the first dodgeball game will begin at 5:30. Those games will be followed by the Annual Basketball Shootout for $1.00 per participant. There is a $50.00 payout if someone makes their final shot from half-court. Brinser Auction Service will run a live auction at 6:30 with The silent auction winner announced after the performance and a cheerleading performance will start at 7 o’clock.
More than 40 locally donated items have been confirmed for the live and silent auctions. They include homemade desserts, themed baskets from Pleasant View classes, a king/queen size Shooting Star quilt by Superintendent Rebecca Steinhoff, a ride to school in a fire truck with Grundy County Rural Fire Chief Kenny Roberts, a handmade knife and camp hatchet by Jerry Graham and knife sheath and hatchet cover made by Matt Ray, and a handmade knife from a deer antler by student Hayden Pipes.
Other confirmed items include an aluminum flag pole from Darren Buckner and four tickets to the Tyreek Hill Foundation Celebrity Basketball Game at the Hy-Vee Arena of Kansas City May 15th donated by Team Elite of Century 21.
A single-elimination dodgeball tournament will for alumni is to be held after the announcement of the silent auction winner March 21st. Males and females can be on the same team, and any supporter of the school can participate. Teams must have no more than 12 members, and no headshots will be allowed. Teams are encouraged to dress around a theme they choose.
Admission to the Pleasant View R-6 Extravaganza will cost $2.00 per person, and there is no extra cost to have a team.
Community Club Vice President Katie Freeman is organizing the concession stand. Community Club President Brill-Ely says concessions will be available throughout the evening. BTC Bank will grill the burgers on-site, and Hy-Vee will provide the burgers. An ice cream social will be held at the end of the school year where parents and faculty will talk about and vote on how to use the money raised from the March 21st event.
Anyone wanting to register a dodgeball team or donate items for one of the auctions should contact the Pleasant View School at 660-359-3438.