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Gillett Coon Supper to Continue, Despite Loss of Football Team

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The football Wolves are dead...long live the raccoons.  Not so fast, say organizers of the annual Gillett Coon Supper that benefitted the Gillett High School's gridiron team.

Organizers of the coon supper have decided to continue the annual January fundraiser, despite the elimination of the football program.

Phil English, who serves as master of ceremonies for the gathering, said the event needs to be continued for the sake of the kids.  He and other members of the Gillett Farmers and Businessmen's Club, which sponsors the event, plan to continue the supper.  But some changes will likely have to be made.

Johnnie Johnson, president of the club and a former superintendent of Gillett schools, said the event will likely focus on other athletics at the school.  Gillett will still offer basketball, softball and possibly baseball.

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