Lynchburg-Clay dedicates new flagpole at baseball, softball fields
Pictured at Lynchburg-Clay’s flagpole dedication ceremony are Randy Roush, Tim and Jenny (Roush) Penn, Linda (Fittro) Hatten, Judy Fittro and members of the Highland County Honor Guard (Rick Wilkin, Rudy Diskete, Dwight Reynolds, Rick Edison, Jackie Nutter, Richard Emery, Roy Geiger, Tony McFarland and Dave DeAtley). (Photo courtesy of Mark Faust)
The Lynchburg-Clay Athletic Department held a flagpole dedication ceremony at the high school baseball and softball fields on April 20.
This past fall, a beloved member of the Lynchburg-Clay community passed away. June Roush was the wife of longtime Lynchburg-Clay superintendent George Roush. Mrs. Roush had a deep respect for the United States and what the flag stands for.
At her passing, the Roush family asked that donations be made in Mrs. Roush’s name for the construction of a flagpole at the school. The decision was made to erect a flagpole between the baseball and softball field so that both teams could use it before games to play the National Anthem.
Other groups also contributed to the funding of the flagpole. The Satch Fittro Memorial Athletic Fund donated toward the construction of the pole. Satch Fittro was a strong supporter of athletics at Lynchburg-Clay. Today, his family has a charitable fund that helps support the Mustang Athletic Department.
The Highland County Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter and the Disabled Veterans of Highland County also made contributions toward the purchase of the flagpole.
The Lynchburg-Clay School District and Athletic Department are very appreciative of the donations made by the June Roush family, the Satch Fittro family, the Highland County VFW and the Disabled Veterans of Highland County.