Pittsville company gives thumbs up to community’s graduates
By Hub City Times staff
PITTSVILLE – A Pittsville company is celebrating the community’s graduates in a unique way.
“After seeing the windows of area business decorated with pictures of the area graduated and the Class of 2020 Strong we wanted to show our support to the graduating seniors,” said Hay Creek Pallet Companies Office Manager Sandy Chasteen. “Since our office building is not located close to the road, we had to come up with a creative way to show our support. Just giving a thumbs up to the graduates was a simple way that we could offer our support. Worked out great as there are 43 seniors in the Pittsville Class of 2020 and we have 43 employees.
The company created a video matching a Pittsville graduate to each of its employees, who were then captured giving them a “thumbs up.”
“We wanted to show the graduating seniors that even though they might not have the graduation ceremony and parties they had hoped for, the community is here to support them. Also, that when times get tough, people need to pull together to show support for each other,” Chasteen explained.
Chasteen said that the movement to celebrate the community’s graduates was just one of the ways the community came together during the Safer at Home directives.
“Being a smaller community, I think they supported the local businesses more. I know the area restaurants and bars that offered carry-outs were very busy on Friday nights,” she said.