The seventh annual Winter Warrior dodgeball tournament at Paonia High School was held Wednesday, Dec. 5. The tournament, bake sale, live auction and chili dinner raised more than $3,000 for the American Legion Post 97 in Paonia.
The third grade class won the Paonia Elementary School K-6 copper-silver wars (and will be rewarded this week with an ice cream party), and the eighth grade class won the 7-12 copper-silver wars.
Organizers wish to thank sponsors and donors who made the event a success: Lightworks; Renee Adams; Homestead; S&B Quilters; locals who donated jams, jellies, pickles, salsa and more to the auction; Judy Luther -- PHS Alumna, class of 1963; Paonia Elementary School for their participation in the copper/silver wars; Paonia High School and Paonia Junior High student councils and their families for donations toward the chili dinner; and all the generous folks who volunteered to work, play dodgeball, and bake. It was a fun and successful event.