Dear Editor,

On behalf of the Martins Ferry Football Parents, I would like to thank several local businesses, organizations and individuals for assisting us with providing daily meals to our team during their summer “two-a-days” practices.

Recognition goes to the staffs of Jacob & Sons Meats, Nickles Bakery, United Dairy, Home City Ice, and DeFelice Pizza who support our team not only during the summer, but also throughout the season; the members of the Purple Rider Booster Club who donated 50% of the costs of these meals; Coach Dave Bruney and his entire staff, Athletic Director Kim Appolloni, Todd Yoder, and Bob Bender all of whom offered daily assistance to the Football Parents.

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the many Football Parents who volunteered their time to pick up and purchase supplies, and to prepare and serve our team these meals every day. This truly is a “team” effort and we are grateful for all the help!


Mary Beth Fitch


Martins Ferry

Football Parents