Burlington Elementary hosts Marshall Day

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Members of Marshall University’s baseball team read to primary students at Burlington Elementary School on Friday. (Submitted photo)

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Principal David Ashworth fist bumps a student during Marshall Day at Burlington Elementary School on Friday. (The Ironton Tribune | Heath Harrison)

BURLINGTON — For Friday, at least, the school colors of Burlington Elementary School were green and white.

The school hosted Marshall Day, featuring guests from Marshall University’s athletics department.

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Principal David Ashworth said two of them were graduates of South Point Local Schools, Caleb Fletcher and Ryan Salmons.

The school also hosted some of the MU baseball players for the event

“They played with the intermediate students – third, fourth and fifth grades, at recess,” Ashworth said. “And they read to primary students.”

The day culminated in the students, who were dressed in Marshall colors, going outside to be filmed for a video from an aerial drone as the university’s football truck, a tractor trailer, decked out in Marshall colors and logos, did a drive-by pass through the parking lot.

Ashworth said the event was a success and that he hopes to have the baseball players back in the future.