Posted Date: 03/03/2018
Brother Jim Cross and the Ashdown and Richmond First United Methodist Church donated money which enabled the Ashdown School District to purchase posters and frames to display “In God We Trust” in each classroom in the district. After the posters and frames were purchased, the balance was donated to the Margaret Daniel Foundation for teacher grants.
Bro. Jim said, “We are excited to be able to show our trust in God to our students and faculty with this powerful reminder that God is with us. Ashdown and Richmond United Methodist Churches are proud of the Ashdown School District while trusting that God’s protective hands will cover our schools daily.”
DeAnn Vaught, State Representative for District 4 was a strong supporter of Act 911 2017 which allows the display of our National Motto in classrooms. Vaught said, “At the Capitol we tend to have to make some very tough votes! But the vote to allow the 'In God We Trust' in all public buildings was a super easy vote! What a great way to bring God back into our schools and a sense of patriotism! Something this country truly needs! Thank you Ashdown Schools for participating in this overwhelming movement in Arkansas!"
Ashdown Superintendent, Jason Sanders said, “I would like to thank Brother Jim Cross for helping us with the financial donations for our posters. We are excited to put the Arkansas flag, United States flag, and the ‘In God We Trust’ motto in each classroom in our school district."