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South Point leaders, students showing their colors

SOUTH POINT – Residents of, and even visitors to, the Village of South Point these days will see new signs as they enter town.

Monday, October 01, 2001

SOUTH POINT – Residents of, and even visitors to, the Village of South Point these days will see new signs as they enter town.

Three banners have been draped over either end of old U.S. 52 and across Solida Road, village mayor Bill Gaskin said.

"We had them made in town to show our patriotism," said the mayor, who spearheaded the project.

The recent terrorist attacks upon New York City and Washington, D.C., have prompted Americans across the country to fly flags and signs showing support of the nation.

"It’s unity; and I think it’s great we’re coming together," Gaskin said, and added that the village and county also mourn the loss of life suffered on Sept. 11.

"Like everybody else, we wanted to do our share," the mayor said.

But, the village had not bought flags this year. When officials tried, they found companies were sold out, even on the Internet.

So, Gaskin said he contacted a sign maker, and the results are hanging at the entrances to the city.

"We wanted something up now to be patriotic and show our feelings."