With graduations around the area being postponed or
cancelled this year due to the pandemic a few community members
decided to find another way to honor the county graduates.
Lincoln resident Rod Clarke said he got a call from Jeff Yeazle
saying we need to do something to honor the seniors. After talking a
while Clarke said they came up with using Wyatt Ave to put up signs
honoring the seniors from Lincoln.
Clarke contacted Lincoln Mayor Seth Goodman who said he would need
to run it by the council. Once someone pointed out that the Logan
County Courthouse lawn might be a better spot, he was told to get
the approval of the Logan County Board.
When Clarke contacted Logan County Board Chairman Emily Davenport,
she said if they were going to use the courthouse lawn it would be
cool to honor all seniors in the county.
Clarke said he then decided the county eighth graders who are
graduating should be included. Clarke, Stephen E. Klemm, Joe Ryan
and Yeazle made calls and sent emails asking for all the names of
the seniors and eighth graders in the county.
Next, Clarke said they had to figure out how to get the supplies
needed. He said Steve Klemm talked to the folks at Heritage
Packaging and they happily donated the cardboard needed to make the
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Clarke reached out to Joe Ryan at Country Financial
and Seth A. Goodman at ME Reality to see if they would be interested
in helping with the costs of making the signs and getting the stakes
to put them on. They both agreed without hesitation and Clarke said
he is thankful for their generosity
Other area business also stepped up to help with the
Hot Frog Design worked on the signs.
RP Lumber provided the stakes.
Picture this Photography provided the banner.
Clarke said he was thankful to all of them.
The board approved Clarke’s request at a special meeting Thursday,
22ND, the signs honoring all of our graduates in the county
will be place in the ground on the courthouse lawn. They will be
removed on the 17th
If parents or students want their sign on the
17th 24TH Clarke said they
are more than welcome to them. They just need to go to the
courthouse that day and pull it out of the ground.
Clarke hopes the signs will bring some happiness to this year’s
graduates since they are not being honored in the typical way.