Following one of Dorchester's biggest weekends of the year -- and after the dust settled from the DHS alumni basketball tournament -- we asked key community members to give us their nominations for Most Valuable People (MVPs) who played a vital role in the weekend's activities in Dorchester.
Here is the list of Dorchester MVP nomination responses we received:
- The 21st annual DHS Alumni Basketball Tournament featured nearly 70 DHS alumni who braved some furious action on the court. All those who were willing to play deserve to be named MVP, along with the Dorchester students who worked the score table and scoreboard over three days. Also all the family and friends who watched the games deserve a "shout-out."
- The DHS Athletic Department made some good money from the alumni tournament, and the word is the money will go for scoreboards in practice gym so it can be used for tournaments. Not only did player and audience entrance fees help generate much-needed funds, but several sponsors made the tournament possible. These sponsors were: Runza, Heath's Sporting Goods, Holly Well Drilling, First State Bank in Dorchester, Stutzman Digging, The Well, Novak Auction Service, Farmer's Cooperative, City Slickers Bar and Grill, Spring Creek Repair and Farm Supply, Weber Feedyards, Barley's Specialties, B.Z. Construction, Papik Feeds, Rains Simmentals, Klein Construction, JR's Stor-All, and Complete Ag.
- It was a record-setting Dorchester Community Foundation Steak and Hamburger Feed on Saturday. Hundreds packed the Dorchester Community Hall and Legion Hall, as proceeds from the feed will go to benefit Tabor Hall and the Dorchester American Legion. Early estimates show revenue from Saturday's dinner may beat the previous record by more than $1,000. MVP awards should go to each and every member of the Community Foundation, including those who were in the back of the Legion preparing the steaks and burgers, which won rave reviews. Also, MVP awards go to the high school students who volunteered to help serve and take orders, in addition to businesses such as City Slickers and Sid Dillion of Crete who helped efforts.