AMBOY — The Coronavirus has negatively impacted all of our lives and lifestyles in so many ways. One of the many groups of people affected by the pandemic are the area students. Spring is a very busy and eventful time for all of our students. Their formal education has been disrupted.
Social events like the Musical, music concerts, class field trips, recognition assemblies, the Spring Prom and all of the spring athletic events have also been cancelled, including the milestone of the graduation ceremony.
Lion Mark Grossman brought an idea to the Amboy Lions Club of a way to recognize area graduates. The Club contacted Beth Shaw of On3Photo.com to have yard signs created for Amboy eighth grade and high school graduates.
Keeping social distancing guidelines in mind, Lion members, Roger Wittenauer, Mark Grossman, Craig Walter, Edy Pfeiffer, Jim Travi, Patti Ohlendorf, and Dave Kemp got together on a very rainy April 29 to personally deliver the signs and place them in the yards of each graduate.
The Club goal was to bring a smile and brighten the day for every graduating student and their family.
Shaw said she came up with the idea of making the signs from a professional photography business group. The group was brainstorming options for their businesses during the shut down.
Besides signs for area graduates, On3Photo is also offering signs in honor of Mother’s Day, plus Proud To Be signs honoring the essential workers and emergency personnel. Shaw said the signs can be customized however the customer would like.
In other Lions club news, the annual Amboy Lions Club Scholarships will be announced later in May.