As Belington Elementary School honored Patriot Day 2011, the desperate condition of the school name sign became apparent. The 20-year-old wooden sign leaned on weakened posts in a crumbling foundation. The ambitious goal of replacing it in one year was set. With the support of many, the project was completed this August.
The new sturdy structure identifies the school and announces activities, as well as student achievements.
The sign was constructed by Hickman Grafx and provided at cost. A Barbour County Community Foundation was secured and donations were received from AES Laurel Mountain Windfarms, Belington Clinic and Wolf Run Mining. School staff donated money through the annual Blue/Gray 5K fundraiser.
A new school sign has been placed at Belington Elementary School, thanks to donations and assistance from parents and local companies.
Parents and community assisted by supporting boxtops collection, ink cartridge recycling through the Funding Factory, and the Fall Carnival Coronation. Belington Elementary is proud of its new sign and the partnerships that made it possible.