LAMAR, MO.--- It's a school pride sign you can't miss.
"Not only the school or the football team, but the whole community backs this as a great deal," said Mike Davis, Lamar Resident.
The sign is setup so drivers can see it from Interstate 49.
"We defiantly want to make sure from our interstate they can see, whenever they're exiting to Lamar, that they are coming to a town that has been a state championship town," said Astra Ferris, Executive Director, Barton County Chamber of Commerce.
Astra Ferris is the executive director of the Barton County Chamber of Commerce. She says leaders at the Chamber and CDL Electric Company donated the Tiger Pride Sign.
"The sign has been a project that we've been working on since, probably, mid July. We wanted to bring something to the community that would be a bold statement of pride for our town," said Ferris.
School administrators say they're grateful for the city's support. Zach Harris is the superintendent of the Lamar School District. He says although Lamar's football team has won state championships, the sign represents something more.
"It does refer to a number of different aspects in our school district. We've got kids that are involved in a number of different programs, and each one of those programs has been successful," said Zach Harris, Superintendent, Lamar School District.
Ferris says the Tigers sign is a point of pride for city and county residents.
"We are proud of our school, we are proud of our achievements and I hope this will push their kids to be proud of where they live," said Ferris.
This is the first of three county pride signs. Barton County leaders say Liberal and Golden City will have signs up by 2016.
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