The Nov. 21 meeting of the Yadkin County commissioners began with Girl Scout Troop 2381, comprised of young ladies from around the county, leading the pledge of allegiance and reciting the Girl Scout Promise.
Giving a special presentation at the commissioners meeting was Ron Lewis. Lewis shared details of a non-profit group Foundation Forward, Inc. The group seeks to place monuments in each county around the nation featuring a replica of the Charters of Freedom located in the National Archives which houses the The Declaration of Independence and four pages of The United States Constitution the Bill of Rights. The group’s purpose is to provide an educational experience, particularly for children, where they can view replicas of these historic founding documents of the nation in their own communities.
The organization provides the monuments for free to the county, though the county may opt to fundraise an additional amount to upgrade the monuments for the best appearance. The board approved moving forward with looking into fundraising options and choosing a location for the monument.
Following a public hearing, the board approved the new Consolidated Solid Waste Management Ordinance. The board also voted to approve applying for funds from the Connect NC Bond Grant to upgrade the Yadkin County Park and Yadkin Memorial Park. Upgrades at both parks relate to special needs equipment for children and veterans with disabilities.
The next meeting of the county commissioners is slated for Monday at 9 a.m. at the Yadkin County Human Services Building, 217 E. Willow St., Yadkinville. The county offices will be closed Dec. 23, 26, 27 and Jan. 2 for the holidays.
Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter and Instagram @RippleReporterK.