Popular teacher getting roasted

Published 6:56 am Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Paschal Ward’s students can now watch him get “roasted.” Although, he is such a favored teacher that no one would want that to happen literally.

Ward has been chosen for the Pilot Club’s annual roasting to be held at the Charter House on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. This event is a fund-raiser for the club, which helps raise money for many in the area with brain-related disorders.

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At the roasting, four people from Ward’s past will tell stories and unearth memories for an audience.

Roastees are chosen by the club, and are usually popular members of the community that are well-loved and appreciated. Ward most certainly fits this mold. Ward is currently the Decatur County School System Director of Bands, directs the Bainbridge High School bands and the director of the Community Band.

Over 26 years with his guidance, the bands have received numerous awards and superior ratings. Ward is married to Pam Ward and they have two daughters, Rachael and Emily.

“I really can’t wait to hear what everyone says about me,” said Ward. “I’m so glad to help the Pilot Club, and I hope a lot of people come out to support them. … My wife told me to play nice with my rebuttal, but it will still be a great time.”

Ward will be roasted by Col. Gary Breedlove, Wynema Miles, others and a mystery roaster who will be revealed at the time of the roasting. The Rev. Paul Medley is the emcee.

Tickets to the roasting are $20 and can be purchased at PAB from Karen Elwell or at Edward Jones from Emily Yent.