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Oconee Co. schools plan Townville tribute for West Oak vs. Pendleton HS football game

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A "#TownvilleStrong" emblem was painted on West Oak High School's football field in honor of victims of the Townville School shooting. (Source: OCSD) A "#TownvilleStrong" emblem was painted on West Oak High School's football field in honor of victims of the Townville School shooting. (Source: OCSD)
WESTMINSTER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Officials with the School District of Oconee County revealed plans for a tribute to the Townville community following tragic events that occurred at Townville Elementary School Wednesday.

A school district official shared that the Townville Elementary shooting hit home for students of Oconee County's Westminster schools because  many have friends and family in the Townville community.

As West Oak High School prepares to take on Pendleton High School in a football game tonight, the school has also prepared a special tribute to the community of Townville and the victims of Wednesday's horrific event:

"Tonight, there will be a special tribute to the Townville community at the Pendleton HS at West Oak HS football game.

The sheriff's office helicopter will fly over during the National Anthem and will then turn around and land on the field to deliver the game ball. The pregame activities will start around 7:15 at the WOHS football field.

Please come join us in expressing love and support to this community as a response to the tragic events of this past week."

Sharon P. Sanders, PhD, Public Information Officer for School District of Oconee County

An emblem of South Carolina with "Townville Strong" inscribed under a heart was painted at the 50 yard line of West Oak's football field as well.

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