Tonasket makes bid for Tom’s Tailgate

Voting extends through Wednesday night

TONASKET – Tonasket High School will be taking on Lakeside and Potlatch (Idaho) this week.

Tom’s Tailgate, a contest put on by KREM 2 (Spokane) weather forecaster Tom Sherry, gives Tonasket a chance to host the weatherman’s forecast at a tailgate party prior to the Okanogan at Tonasket football game Friday, Sept. 21.

Sherry will head either to Tonasket or Plummer, Idaho, depending on which game —  Tonasket-Okanogan or Lakeside-Potlatch –garners more votes. Sherry will broadcast his weather from the game site at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m., as well as presenting the winning schools with a check for $222.

Game highlights will also be shown during KREM2′s 11:00 p.m. High School Gametime show that night.

Voting started Friday night, Sept. 14, on the Tom’s Tailgate page on KREM2′s site and ends at 11:00 p.m. Wednesday.

About Brent Baker

Brent is a reporter for the Gazette-Tribune. 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 started work at the G-T in 2011.

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