Commissioners approve idea from public to change clock tower light for ALS awareness
FAIRBURY, NE — Jefferson County’s Commissioners are jumping on board with a suggestion from the public.
Skyler Sides addressed the board at their most recent meeting. He's asking the commissioners to change the light in the court houses clock tower blue in honor of ALS awareness month.
Sides says he believes there needs to be more talked about with ALS, which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. His mother-in-law passed away last year after a battle with the disease.
“It’d be real neat if we could get that together,” Sides told the board. “I’ll even buy the bulbs if that’s okay, but I think that’d be something very special for the month of May.”
The commissioners unanimously approved the idea.
The lights are currently green and have been since November to honor area veterans as part of Operation Green Light. Once changed, the lights will stay blue until May 26th. Then they'll be switched back to green in time for Memorial Day.
Sides says he hopes to also hold an ALS awareness walk in Fairbury this month.
As of Wednesday night, the lights on the clock tower were still green.