‘Tom’s Tailgate’ visits Tonasket (corrected)

Tom Sherry of KREM 2 (Spokane) was greeted with plenty of enthusiasm from Tonasket and Okanogan students on Friday, Sept. 21.

‘TONASKET – The Tonasket and Okanogan communities stepped up to vote in a big way last week, securing 62 percent of the vote to bring KREM 2 (Spokane) weather forecaster Tom Sherry and his Tom’s Tailgate crew to Tonasket on Friday, Sept. 21.

Sherry filmed about 20 minutes worth of footage with Tonasket and Okanogan students, featuring both schools’ cheerleaders, the Tonasket band, interviews with students from both schools and an interview with Tonasket ag teacher Matt Deebach, who highlighted his FFA class’s restored Case tractor.

The Tonasket cheerleaders also hosted a pre-game barbeque fundraiser, with food donated by Grants Market, The Junction, Kuhler Bar and Grill,  Spectacle Lake Resort and Double S Meats of Tonasket and Frontier Foods of Oroville.

Sherry also presented checks for $222 to representatives of each school.

And, oh yes, the football. Tonasket fell to Okanogan 42-21, in front of a packed house on a warm Friday night.

Watch the festivities here.

About Brent Baker

Brent, is a former reporter/photographer for the Gazette-Tribune and sometimes works as a freelance sports reporter for the G-T. Prior to working at the G-T, he was the sports editor for Sunrise Publishing from 2000-2005 in Michigan. He subsequently owned and operated Buckland Media, a high school sports website, in Michigan until 2010. He and his wife Kim, who have an adult son, moved to Tonasket in 2010. Brent worked as a full time reporter/photographer at the G-T from 2011 - 2014).

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