While Roy and Susie Landis continue to paint Stop-sign posts around town, I want to recognize other volunteers who worked this past weekend to make Marlinton even more beautiful.
The Marlinton Woman’s Club went about Main Street planting flowers in the street planters and Floyd Hanna worked overtime watering the new plants at the end of the day. Thanks to all. We appreciate it.
Also, some of you may have noticed by now that the giant Verizon cell-phone tower on Third Avenue, across from Lucy’s Market, was completed last Thursday. The upper panels, the ball on top and a flag pulley and rope were installed, making it ready for the Town Flag to be displayed.
I had been waiting on its completion for more than a year.
Now, just to let everyone know, “whatever can go wrong – will go wrong.”
I purchased a flag – that would not fly. Due to its custom design, and the fact that the outer layers were only sewn around the outer border, the flag kept blousing-out and wrapping itself around the rope. So, after a couple of hours of trial and error, I took it down until corrections can be made. I will try again after more sewing can be accomplished.
However, the entire fiasco reminded me that when I originally presented the concept of the tower/flagpole design, I had hoped to have the flag of the United States of America displayed in the middle of our town.
But, display protocol of the American flag requires a spot-light on it at night. Consequently, the majority of the present town council voted against the “red-white-and-blue” in favor of Dark Skies.
This is West Virginia. With or without a spot-light on a flag, we have dark skies.