Jace White of the Stirrin Up Dust 4-H Club recently submitted and was awarded a $150 grant proposal through the Ohio 4-H Foundation. ‘Operation Restore Our Flag’ became a reality.
White was looking for a different non-livestock 4-H project for the 2014 year. His advisor, Kim Baker steered him toward the ‘My hands to Larger Service’ project. This was a new project in the 2014 4-H curriculum.
In this project, White wrote a grant to receive funds to replace the flagpole in Jacksonville (Jacktown) Park in Meigs Township. The previous flagpole was destroyed by the storms of the 2013 - 2014 winter. With the funds from the grant, 4-H club fundraisers and permission from the Meigs Township Trustees, White replaced the old pole and flag, had a stone engraved and dedicated to honor all veterans, past and present. The engraved stone was a foundation stone from the old one-room schoolhouse that once stood on the south end of Jacksonville. White performed all the labor involved with this project, with guidance from his father, Bill White.
White would like to thank the Meigs Township trustees for their cooperation with this project, his 4-H advisors Kim and Dave Baker, his uncle John White, and his father and mother, Bill and Kathy White, for all their help and assistance in completing this project.