Shenango Valley Corvette Club Holds Flag Pole Dedication

Shenango Valley Corvette Club
Members of the Shenango Valley Corvette Club participated in a flag pole dedication ceremony at the NCM Motorsports Park on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

Memorial Day weekend couldn’t have gotten any better at the NCM Motorsports Park as the Shenango Valley Corvette Club visited to participate in a special flag pole dedication ceremony. The group donated money for the purchase and installation of the flag pole, as well as funds for replacement flags.

Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode is joined by NCM Motorsports Park General Manager and track team member Jimmy Gott to raise the American Flag.

“We are pretty excited about it,” said Club Ambassador Ken Jelley. “A couple of years ago we bought an acre for the track, so we’ve been pretty involved here.”

Club President Dennis Webber echoed Ken’s sentiment. “We feel we are very blessed people to be able to do what we do every day and drive cars and have fun. And to be able to do this over Memorial Day weekend was a big thing for our club.”

Ken shared that the club is a founding member of the Museum, before it was even open to the public. “We’ve been buying bricks, tiles, flags and banners. We’ve been involved for quite a while. The Museum keeps the hobby alive for future generations.”

Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode, being a Vietnam Veteran, was pleased with the unique sponsorship and being able to celebrate it on Memorial Day weekend. “Enthusiasts are who founded the Museum, and enthusiasts are who got the NCM Motorsports Park project off the ground. Today we celebrated with some of these enthusiasts and I can’t think of a better way to honor the country we call home, and the home of America’s Sports Car than by dedicating our new American flag pole at the NCM Motorsports Park. It makes an awesome corner piece at the hub of the track, the Holley Control Tower.”

Thank you to the Shenango Valley Corvette Club for their support and generosity! If your club is interested in finding a unique way to support the Museum, please contact Connie Russell in our Development Department at 270-467-8815.