DUBLIN — The JROTC program at West Bladen High received a shot in the arm Wednesday morning when representatives of the Military Officers Association of America presented the group with a $500 check.
According to Col. Eli Ballard, the money will be used to help with costs for the school’s JROTC 5K run/walk on April 23 — and event that will feature five area schools and include a wide variety of competitive events and displays.
The presentation of the check was made in the atrium of the school with Marty Williams of MOAA handing the check to Ballard as West Bladen cadets and Principal Wesley Floyd joined in.
The April 23 event will serve as a celebration of the 100th birthday of JROTC. Applications to compete in the 5K run/walk can be obtained at the Bladen Journal office during regular business hours.