Union unites for football tailgate


Neighbors | Adrienne Crissman .Angelina Olson had fun at the Union tailgate Sept. 13


Neighbors | Adrienne Crissman .Poland students, from left Julianna, Arianna and Brianna DiFabio, enjoyed the Union tailgate on Sept. 13.


Neighbors | Adrienne Crissman .Siblings, from left, Chase, Ty, Mikey and Lilly Gushura enjoyed some food at the Union tailgate Sept. 13.


Neighbors | Adrienne Crissman .Michael and Karen Fitzpatrick spent time together at the Union tailgate Sept. 13 at Poland Seminary High School.


Neighbors | Adrienne Crissman .John (left) and Aaron Whitinger (right) attended the Poland Union tailgate on Sept. 13, prior to the Poland/Boardman game.



Poland Union Elementary School got ready for football season Sept. 13 during its tailgate.

The fourth annual PTO tailgate was offered at Poland Seminary High School, prior to the Poland versus Boardman football game.

Children attending the tailgate could get their face painted, tattoos or make a noisemaker for the game.

Christina Hammon, PTO member and event organizer, said the event is family oriented.

“Not only are the kids and the parents interacting, but the parents get to meet the kids’ friends,” said Hammon.

Kohls volunteers passed out pizza, pop and snacks for the tailgate. Patti Mayberry, one of the Kohls volunteers explained why she volunteered her time.

“It’s a privilege for us to do it, we enjoy it,” said Mayberry.

Hammon said the tailgate always has a good turnout.

“I had 453 people RSVP this year,” said Hammon.

Hammon said Poland is a close-knit community.

“The tailgate speaks volumes for the kind of support that the community gives to the schools,” said Hammon.

Michael Masucci, principal of Union Elementary, said the tailgate is a good time.

“It’s a great way to start the year out,” said Masucci.

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