The closing of schools in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic led to an awkward end to the school year, and especially hurt were high school seniors.
FASTSIGNS, 9668 Allisonville Rd. at the Fishers-Indianapolis line, wanted to do its share to help.
“Talking with the people I work with, we felt really bad. This is a great time in their lives and they’re trying to celebrate that and there is no way to do it,” said Heather Reeve, certified account manager for FASTSIGNS. “They’re not with their school classmates. Their parents can’t do much for them (to celebrate). There is no official (in-person) graduation. That even extends to college as well. Then you have all the people in the field risking their lives for everybody and not getting as much appreciation as they deserve, although there are a lot of wonderful people doing signage and parades.
“I’ve been trying to sell that to people to make up for it.”
Reeve said the signs can include pictures, names, the class, mascot or whatever customers want to include. Banners are an option as well. In addition, signs are discounted for first responders and health care workers.
“I’ve had a lot of really happy parents that are glad they can dress up their house and neighborhood to recognize their children’s achievements,” Reeve said. “What we’ve done is offer very discounted prices, so it affordable for all parents. It’s something they can do that is a nice gift for their kid.”
Reeve said the discounted pricing for signs for graduates, first responders and health care workers will continue through the rest of May and part of June.
“The discount and the demand for them is going on for the beginning of the summer as the kids would have their normal year end,” she said.
To order signs, contact Reeve at firstname.lastname@example.org.