As the Clarke County school system continues to navigate a challenging budget environment to provide the best education for the youth of our community, two local organizations have stepped forward to shoulder a portion of the burden in the fit out of the new high school.
American Legion Post 41 and VFW Post 9760 have volunteered to provide flags for the new Clarke County High School. The new school will be dedicated on Saturday, April 28th, and will replace the current high school beginning with the 2012-13 school year.
Bob Ferrebee, Adjutant for American Legion Post 41 in Berryville said, “One of our members suggested that it might be a good community service project to donate the flags and our membership approved it. VFW Post 9760 then offered to join us in the project.”
The two organizations approached the high school principal and superintendent with the offer and they gladly accepted it.
The donated flags will include U.S. and Virginia flags for the outside flagpole, U.S. and Virginia flags with flagpoles for the auditorium, a U.S. flag for the gymnasium, and U.S. flags for all of the classrooms. The cost of the flags will be split between the two veteran’s organizations and is is expected to total approximately $800.
While the opportunity to contribute flags to a new school is an unusual opportunity in Clarke county this type of service is often offered by veteran organizations. Ferrebee said, “Many VFW and American Legion Posts, including our local posts, provide flags for non-profit and community organizations including schools, cemeteries, parks, and schools.”