The Georgetown School was recently honored by a request from Cindy Thompson of City Hall on behalf of City Council: could TGS students come and open the March 20 meeting by leading the assembly in pledging allegiance to the flag? About ten students put on their uniforms and headed down to City Hall with some teachers and parents around 6:15.
The first thing we saw was workers dismantling the sixty-foot high water tower in the parking lot. When we entered the lobby of City Hall, we were greeted by Cindy Thompson and took time to admire all the portraits of the councilors displayed on the wall. City Councilor Carol Jayroe came over and met everyone as we waited to be called into the chamber.
After the invocation, it was our turn. We had to walk down the aisle to the front of the chamber. Mayor Jack Scoville welcomed us warmly then everyone stood as we recited the Pledge of Allegiance. The mayor invited us to stay for the rest of the meeting! He said we could learn a lot, which is no doubt true. Thank you, Mayor Scoville, members of City Council and Cindy Thompson for giving us this opportunity to honor our country and flag and to be a part of the process of city governance.