After the recent removal of a religious memorial at John Glenn High School, one local T-shirt shop decided to take a stand.
The owners of Four Season Graphics say they wanted to turn a negative event for the community into a positive one by selling shirts as a fundraiser for Christ’s Table. Hundreds of community members came out to purchase the Christian themed t-shirts and show their support to the high school.
"So we were not expecting the crowd that came today, a lot of people were really patient. We had 200 shirts prepared to sell today and they are completely gone and another 400 that are already sold, " said Jennifer Nolan.
Along with the $5 dollar T-shirts, visitors were given free decals of the painting that was removed from the school this past Thursday and a chance to donate money or non perishables to feed the hungry in our area.
" Today we collected a whole bunch of food donations and so far we have close to $400 that we will be taking to them as well, " said Nolan.
The picture in question was given as a memorial to a deceased teacher at John Glenn High School more than 40 years ago and was removed after a John Glenn student said that the painting violated their civil rights. The student made the statement after being told that an art display of a ‘ Gay is Okay’ T-shirt needed to be removed.