Phillip Beard is one of those kind of guys you love to see come into an Ag program. Why? Because he jumps in to help the community at every turn, and he brings his students with him, giving them the chance to experience the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes with doing for others, while they also learn exactly how it is that small towns with limited resources manage to get things done.
When Revitalize Comanche decided that it wanted some type of Native American scene to help market the name COMANCHE, I must admit that it took me some time and a couple of suggestions to realize that, of course, Mr. B. was the first person I should contact. When I finally made the call, it took Phillip Beard about 1/2 of a second to jump onboard.
The man never once sais, “Make a buffalo?” or “Warriors with bows and arrows?” in the incredulous way that I would have done.
Instead, what I heard was, “Absolutely! How cool! The kids will love that!”
And so it is that Phillip Beard and his classes are going to be creating what Revitalize Comanche believes will be an outstanding life-size metal art scene so that people who visit will begin to realize that they have entered what was once the hunting ground of the fierce Comanche Indians.
Of course, Revitalize works by donation only, and the group is always in need of funds. If you would like to contribute, contact me for more information.