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Teays Valley Student Creates Hometown Heroes Banner Project


CIRCLEVILLE – You may have noticed banners in downtown Circleville recently commemorating soldiers from different branches of the military.  The all have one thing in common, they are all active members of the military stationed somewhere in the world.

Alexis Welch’s idea came  when she was a senior student at Teays Valley High School. She got the idea from experiencing loss time from her brothers deployment.  Welch wanted to do something that recognized soldiers that were currently deployed and away from family.  Something that symbolized time loss from a loved one.

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Welch said, “The project took a year.  I talked to Don Mclloy, Circleville’s mayor about the project.  I had to talk to the Downtown Business Association to use the banner hardware that was in place, normally there’s holiday banners in the place of the soldiers banners.  I am working with the Pickaway County Visitors Bureau to help me collect names for the project.  Help us honor your hometown hero.”

To be considered eligible, you must meet the following requirements:  

Be a CURRENT active duty service member in the branch of the United States Military.

Live in Pickaway County or be a graduate of a high school in Pickaway county.

If you would like more information on a banner for an active duty service member you can contact Pickaway County Visitors Bureau at 740-474-3636 or stop down locally at 325 West Main Street in Circleville.