Banner organizer Kim Kearns said, “I was seeing all those adopt-a-senior Facebook posts and I was really worried about all the kids that wouldn’t get adopted for one reason or another…I wanted there to be something that every senior could see to celebrate their graduation. Something that our community could see to celebrate our Seniors.”
Kearns said she felt the community needed something for all of us. “I absolutely love the banners that hang up across 101 inviting everyone to our town’s events. They build community and support our families and merchants. I feel so blessed to have a job, a home, a salary, enough food, etc. I wanted to do more.”
So Kearns started the Congratulations Spartan Seniors Banner Project. “I posted an invite to our community in Facebook with a goal and within one week, we had all the money to purchase the banner,” Kearns shared.
Kearns said that this project was about community support, “Many people working together to make this happen.”
The donations came from all over the area and folks from out of state who love Forks too! Twilighters, quilters, past residents. Everybody joined in, friends of seniors, families of seniors, past and present teachers of seniors, Forks Chamber of Commerce, City of Forks, and people who love our kids!
Hahn said that the Banner could never have happened without the amazing support of Olympic Graphic Arts here in Forks. “Owner Joyce Pagac was instrumental in getting the banner done, without her work, and contribution, it would not be done!” Kearns stated.
“This truly was a community effort. The best part is we will have it to hang year after year to celebrate all our kids. I’m so excited to see it, welcoming and celebrating the FHS Class of 2020!”