What’s the pseudo young crowd up to now? Their latest action that I’ve heard about involves “dumping the old guard” at EHS sporting events. That principally would be Ron Svaty, Don Svaty and Terry Robl. Dumped.
They dumped Ron as the voice of the Bearcats, so I’ve heard. I’ve listened to him as long as I’ve lived in this house. Many days I’d hear his voice early in the afternoon and continue long after I had hit my feathers. His voice is chiseled into the siding of our house. Only those of us who have been around awhile understand what a huge commitment it has taken for Ron to do that voluntarily, for years, for no pay, and little thanks. Ron did the broadcasting for varsity, and junior varsity football and track, and middle school track - which amounts to a huge number of sporting events over the years.
I don’t think the young turks know that they cannot replace him with anyone very easily… they don’t realize that it is a big sacrifice for those who announce and who must be present week in and week out for all those sporting events. Who will they find to provide the continuity and reliability he provided? Ron was always there for close to 35 years. Always on time.
This effort to get rid of the old guard began last spring when Ron, Don and Terry who had worked every track meet for somewhere close to 35 years, were not even given a courtesy call as to why they weren’t asked to help. That’s not the way you treat people as loyal to the system as these men have been.
There is no written rule saying they had to be the ones to work these athletic events forever, but they all loved it and did it voluntarily every year, and were very good at it. They made a lot of sacrifices in order to be present at all the athletic events. It takes an extraordinary commitment and the pseudo young crowd will be hard pressed to find comparable replacements among their own ranks.
So, when you see Ron, Don and Terry, give them a pat on the back for a job well done, and thank them. They deserve much more, but they won’t be getting anything from the pseudo young crowd. That’s my guess.
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