Tuesday, March 8, 2011

OSG High: The Funeral For Wes Leonard

Hundreds of people attended the funeral for Fennville ((MI)) High basketball star Wes Leonard at a western Michigan.

A clergyman welcomed mourners with an opening prayer at Christ Memorial Church in the town of Holland. Orange flowers were ever-present at the service as a marker for Fennville's colors.

Leonard died of an enlarged heart last Thursday after his overtime basket kept the Blackhawks undefeated heading into the Michigan state playoffs. The team won their opening-round playoff game Monday night in front of 3,500 fans.

A bus carrying more than 70 students from the neighboring Gobles and Bloomingdale ((MI)) districts arrived at the funeral to show support for their friends from Fennville.

Here's coverage from our friends at WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids...

And from WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids as well...

Hundreds gather to honor Wes Leonard: woodtv.com

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