By Mark Mills
December 9, 2016
Custer, SD – On Friday morning, 09 December 2016, Custer’s Kenneth Kuper VFW Post #3442 had the pleasure of serving hot breakfast to over 90 students, parents, faculty, and supporting staff at Custer Jr/Sr High School. The meal consisted of breakfast burritos prepared by Maria’s Mexican Restaurant, sweet breads, fruits (apples, oranges, and bananas), and beverages (milk, chocolate milk, orange juice, and apple cider). The VFW served breakfast at the invitation of Principal Orion Thompson as part of the school’s “Friday Morning ICU” program.
One Friday morning each month during the school year Custer High School holds an “ICU” study session. It is conducted in the Custer Jr/Sr High School building. And its purpose is to assist students with completing homework assignments which are troubling them. This assistance is provided by volunteer Junior and Senior High School faculty, parents, and fellow students.
Because these sessions are conducted on a non-school day (Custer School District uses a 4-day school week), no school meals are available. Realizing the importance of starting out study sessions with a good breakfast, and wishing to bring the school and community closer together, Principal Orion Thompson invited local organizations to provide breakfast for these sessions.
Kenneth Kuper VFW Post #3442 embraced the opportunity . Providing all food, beverages, and eating utensils, the Post Friday served a tasty breakfast to all. And the Post members were rewarded by seeing students (and adults) with big smiles on their faces dig into their breakfasts. Thus started another great Friday Morning ICU study session. Who would’ve suspected completing homework could be such fun?!
Kenneth Kuper VFW Post #3442 members serving breakfast were Tony Gonsor, Rob Shay, Mike Smaydy, DD Couch, Mark Mills and Tom Burke.