Jan 30, 2023

OCCF awards grant to Downs USD 272 for flagpole

Posted Jan 30, 2023 5:09 PM

News release

DOWNS — USD 272 in Downs was a recent recipient of a grant from the Osborne County Community Foundation for a new flagpole.

According to Principal Jeremy Long, “Our current flagpoles, as well as the brick and concrete area where the poles are mounted, are showing their age. Community members have made mention of this to school staff.

"The flagpole is/will be located at the southeast corner of the Lakeside football field, and therefore all individuals attending events at the field, coming into our building, or anyone driving down Morgan Ave. in Downs will benefit from seeing it. This project will boost pride in our school and grounds while also increasing our display of patriotism.“

The new flagpole is set to be installed in time for the beginning of the 2023-24 school year.

For information on becoming a donor or to learn more about the Osborne County Community Foundation, email OCCF board members at [email protected] or visit www.Osborneccf.org.