"Chief Principal" Honored At Teacher Appreciation Dinner

Dennis Shelton, Bonners Ferry School principal, and his wife Pam were surprised and honored at a church dinner in the Ben Shelton Memorial Gymnasium on March 31.

The Sheltons have spent eight years in dedicated service at the Bonners Ferry Church, teaching first in the church basement and then helping to raise the funds to build a beautiful new school. Their vision and faith in God have influenced many to follow Jesus.

"It took a real community effort to pull it off and keep it a secret," says Victoria Rogers, parent and planner of the event. The schoolchildren met at her house to practice their songs and verses. Church members were contacted by telephone about the dinner.

The Sheltons expressed their delight, saying, "We are overwhelmed with the love, appreciation and support."

As a church, it is our hope that God will continue to be exalted in our community and that the children will come to know Him better through the church's commitment to ongoing Christian education.