By Carol Mowdy Bond
The seniors were honored in a new location this year.
Their pictures were projected on the side of Yukon’s Main Street silos.
Seniors on the Silos was an event Sunday, May 17, through Tuesday, May 19, on the side of the silos located at East Main Street and South 3rd Street.
It was a high-flying hit with 2020 Yukon High School and Southwest Covenant Schools graduating seniors, their families, and the community .
Seniors and their families were thrilled with the event, and were also still raving about the Yukon High School Senior Parade 2020, Saturday, May 16. COVID-19 may have ruined traditional graduation events, but these newly created shindigs are a spectacular success.
Organizer Pam Shelton, who is the CEO of the Yukon Chamber of Commerce, said, “Making Yuniquely Yukon memories for the seniors of 2020 from Yukon High School and Southwest Covenant Schools was the
purpose of the ‘Seniors on the Silos’ and ‘Painting the Town Red, White, and Blue’ plans. This is certainly a weird time right now, and we wanted to honor our seniors in a fun way. The support shown from this community was stellar as usual. We couldn’t have done this project without all of our sponsors.”
On the evenings of May 17 through 19, individual senior pictures of all YHS and all SWCS graduates were projected on the south-facing wall of the historic silos on the north side of Yukon’s Main Street, aka Route 66.
Numerous sponsors helped with the project, including: Trinity Baptist Church; James
Schmaelzle; insurance agent Cherie Logan with State Farm Insurance; Urban Oak on 66; BancFirst; Yukon Project Graduation; Southwest Covenant Schools; Life Church; Jane Anne and Curtis Clark; Yukon Trophy; King Electric; Northern Ag; and Wade Wiedemann.
Ben Martin, owner of R&B Turf&Tree, likely had the most perilous job. He literally scaled the silos and hung banners.
As well, the Yukon Chamber promoted the “Paint the Town RED, WHITE, & BLUE” campaign, encouraging businesses to decorate their locations in honor of the graduates.