Stamford High School students showed their pride for Stamford with their service during Stamford Proud Day hosted by the Stamford Chamber of Commerce. On Thursday, May 10, 2018, 43 students helped cleanup around town at four different locations. Stamford High School Principal Guy London helped coordinate the day’s activities along with the high school’s class officers and sponsors.
“The event was a great success,” said Callie Metler-Smith, Chamber board member and Stamford Proud Day chairman. “It would not have been possible without the students, teachers and Mr. London.”
Together, Smith, London and the students identified four projects to be tackled on Stamford Proud Day. The projects included repainting the Texas flag on Highway 6, cleaning up the flowerbeds around the Square, and picking up litter along two of Stamford’s main roads – Swenson Street and McHarg Street.
Each high school class took on a project. The seniors repainted the flag and the juniors cleaned up the Square, while the sophomores and freshmen picked up litter along Swenson and McHarg. A total of 40 full trash bags were collected from the morning’s clean up.
Afterwards, Big Country Electric Cooperative provided a meal for the students at Harmon Park. Wal-Mart generously donated a $100 worth of supplies to help the students take on their projects and Ag Crop provided gloves for the students.
“We are extremely grateful for the businesses who helped make Stamford Proud Day happen,” Smith said. “Their donations really helped the students get the job done.”
The Chamber is proud of the students’ service to the community. Stamford Proud Day is an event the Chamber has hosted previously in the past. The Chamber is excited to bring it back and hopes to grow it even more in the future.
For more information about the event or to get involved in next year’s Stamford Proud Day, contact Chamber Executive Director Caitlin Richards at 325-773-2411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.