As a resident and graduate of Southern Local, I am very pleased to see the outpouring of support for the football team. Friday, Oct. 7 was homecoming. Signs of support were placed on numerous telephone poles on state Route 164 and state Route 39. I thought this was great and is something that should happen more often.
Today is Saturday, Oct. 15, over a week later and those signs are no longer on the poles. They are now lying on the ground as litter and/or garbage. I find it very sad that the individuals or organization that placed those signs cannot find the time to come along and take them down. They, one by one, fell to the ground.
I know as a resident of this community someone in my household could stop and remove the signs. We have not taught our children that someone else will clean up their mess. I choose not to teach other people's children that someone will come along and clean up theirs.
It amazes me that the administrators, teachers, counselors, advisers or students have done nothing. That, to me, says a lot about the feeling toward the community. I question how hard it is to place a sign on Friday and remove it on Saturday. Maybe then, if not team specific, it could be reused.
Now with the wind over the past days/nights, more than likely, they have blown into the weeds, woods or others yards, where I guess it will now be their responsibility to clean it up.