Washington Evening Journal
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MT. PLEASANT — On Saturday afternoon Mt. Pleasant’s town clown, Chad Fountain, dedicated a plaque to essential workers that will stay in the square for years to come.
“I wanted to do something to honor everybody’s sacrifice because up until 2020 no body had thought about essential workers and what they mean to the community,” Fountain said.
Not only did Fountain dedicate the plaque to essential workers but held a silent auction and pot luck for those who came to the ceremony.
The silent auction included baseball collectibles from the fountain’s and paintings from one of Fountain’s friends.
Fountain decided to dedicate the plaque to essential workers because he believes that they are people that history should remember.
“Two hundred years from now I want everyone to remember 2020 and how the essential workers sacrificed and put themselves in harm’s way everyday to help with [the pandemic],” Fountain said.