Welcome to the fifth annual Midview Athletic Hall of Fame
enshrinement. This year’s class includes athletes who performed before and
also after the consolidation of the former Belden, Eaton and Grafton High
Schools into the Midview Local School District. Bob Lynch, Bob Burdick, Dick
Hawke, Allen Stacey, Kim Bickel Gregory and the 1976 MHS Football Team were
all outstanding in their era and they deserve the honor that is being
bestowed upon them this evening.
In looking back to our first four classes and now this
class of 2005, we can all share the pride of their accomplishments. I also
reflect on how fortunate we are to have our own ◄Tim
Alcorn► as our emcee. His robust
introduction of the inductees really sets the tone for our banquets. I have
received numerous comments supporting that opinion. Our speakers have been
both informative and entertaining and what a thrill it is to have a true
broadcasting legend, ◄Gib
Shanley► with us this evening. If you have
been and are a Browns fan, the clear precise style of the “Voice of the
Browns” has been the standard by which his successors have been compared.
Don’t forget to visit our website for information
regarding the inductees and the Hall of Fame in general. It also presents an
excellent opportunity for alumni to register under their class year and as a
billboard for class reunions and related activities. This website also
provides a way for you to nominate hall of fame candidates on line or if you
prefer to print off the nomination form and send it to MAHOF – P. O. Box 209
– Grafton, OH 44044. The MAHOF committee can also be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again for coming and enjoy the evening.