Great to be a Cardinal

To the Editor:

As the parent representative of the Fairmont Cardinals boys basketball team, I have many words of thanks for this incredible season and state run.

First of all, thank you to the young men on our team, coaches and staff who represented Fairmont in such an honorable way, showing great heart, integrity and good sportsmanship in all circumstances. You have made Fairmont proud. Congratulations on a thrilling and successful season.

Thank you to the cheerleaders, band members, students, community and other fans who showed this awesome team such wonderful support. It was overwhelming to observe the number of fans we have had throughout this season, especially during the playoffs and at the state tournament.

Thank you to the following businesses/people for sponsoring fan buses: Hugoson Pork, Hy-Vee, Ernie and Sandy Nuss, Bank Midwest, First Farmers and Merchants Bank, Militello Motors, State Farm-John Korsmo, Lakeview Funeral Home, Profinium Financial, Mahoney Appraisal, J. Hokanson Print, Baarts Trucking and Fairmont Financial-Seth Becker.

I also extend a word of thanks to Jane Gustafson and the Fairmont High School staff who helped with fan bus signup and other details.

It is a great day to be a Cardinal.

Sue Ruen