EVART — Evart City Council approved fundraising to begin for new light pole banners to be placed along Main Street
Evart High School Principal Jessica Kolenda proposed new banner placement to show more support for the school.
“We have heard many people in town say ‘let’s paint the town blue and gold,’ ” she said. “And this is just one of the many things we were thinking of doing.”
The only concern brought to the council’s attention by DPW Director Mark Wilson was the city labor needed to place the banners on the poles.
With the school raising the money, Kolenda said she just needed the council’s “blessing” to raise the money and use city workers to put up the banners once money is raised.
“We just wanted to get your blessing to make sure this was something the council was alright with before moving forward with raising money,” said Kolenda.
With no objection from the council, Mayor Casey Keysor said this was something they needed for the town since putting in new light poles.
The banners would be the same as the ones that currently hang in the parking lot at the high school.
“One says ‘the home of the Wildcats’ and the other one is a wildcat with the claws coming down and looking like they’re scratching through this yellow scenery,” said Kolenda.
Each banner would cost $79.50, according to Kolenda, totaling around $1,850 to place 23 blue and gold banners down the street