• 2016 GRAND MARSHAL

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  • Bonita Wendt, along with her twin sister, were born to Philip and Gladys Anderson on May 11, 1956 on Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, AZ.  The first 11 years of her childhood were spent in Watertown, South Dakota and Wheaton and West Chicago, Illinois.  Just before her 12th birthday, the family moved to California where she spent the next 20 years. 

    In the summer of 1988, Mrs. Buni, along with her husband and three young daughters, moved to Bradford, Tennessee.  Mrs. Buni was a wonderful stay at home mother, but also had a custom curtain sewing business until her daughters were school aged.  Mrs. Buni started as a substitute teacher for the Bradford Special School District and in 1993 she accepted a position for the Before and After School Program and later became the Director. 

    As the BSP director, Mrs. Buni works hand in hand with the school and plays a key role in the planning of numerous events.  Some of these events are the Midnight Madness Run, Field Day, and Trick or Trunk.  She has also been an active supporter of Relay for Life and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  As if she did not have enough on her plate, she completed her first marathon just 6 months before her 60th birthday!

    Mrs. Buni has an unconditional love for all students and helped raise many children who have come through the BSP program. So, needless to say, Mrs. Buni is a lover of kids, animals and running. We love you Mrs. Buni!