By what authority were all the “Q”s painted on the street out by Flinn Stadium? Who did it and who paid for it?
A booster club led by Quincy High School alums Todd Moore, Darin Prost and Paul Holtschlag approached the Quincy City Council on Aug. 12 to request for permission to paint “Q”s on the south lanes of Maine Street from 36th to the entrance of Flinn Stadium, and on the north lanes of Maine Street from 48th to the stadium entrance. The motion, which was moved by Alderman Tony Sassen, was carried.
“We used our money to buy a stencil from Signs in Time for $375, and we’re paying $90 to the city for 10 gallons of street paint,” Moore said. “All of the labor is volunteer. I want to make sure people know no tax dollars are used for this.”
Moore said the booster group also has raised money to install 11 flags on Maine Street on light poles. Flags were installed on Maine Street two years ago, and now Maine Street from 36th to 48th will be lined with flags.
“We raise the money for this through golf outings and public speaking events, then we give it to the football program,” Moore said.
Flags were attached to light poles on Jackson Street near Quincy Notre Dame several years ago, and the interlocking ND logo was stenciled on Jackson from Eighth to 12th in front of the school last week.
“We sought City Council approval to do something similar,” Bill Connell, athletic director and football coach at QND, said. “There were no tax dollars used. The Quincy Notre Dame athletic department paid for the cost, and volunteers put down a QND logo. It shows school pride and allows our alumni to see the logo.”
A similar resolution was passed a couple of years ago to have the Quincy University logo painted on streets near the campus.