Would you favor naming the athletic complex around Baldwin High School after former coach Merle Venable?

Response Percent Votes
90% 77
7% 6
Need more information
2% 2
Total 85


jonhitch 10 years, 3 months ago

Merle was and is more than a coach. He is a maker of boys into men. Men that anyone would be proud to call their neighbor, father, or friend. That is what makes the world a better place.


Linus 10 years, 3 months ago

Merle, simply put, is a man of integrity! The world could use a lot more men, women, and children just like him!


Highstreet 10 years, 3 months ago

I cosign with the first two posters here. I've known Merle virtually all my life, he's more than a good friend to me and I think this is a great idea. BTW, I loved the headline of the Signal: "Merle Venable Complex a Possibility". Possibility? Heck, it's a verifiable certitude! ! !


BaldwinDad 10 years, 3 months ago

I would rather name it for a local person like Merle, then to name it after some President or elected official.


jmyrick 10 years, 3 months ago

Glad you liked the headline, Highstreet. Glad to see the votes, too.


stevep 10 years, 3 months ago

Coach Venable taught a lot of us "hard heads" to respect others and gave us the tenacity to develop a "never give up attitude." I for one am very grateful to have known such a fine teacher, coach and citizen. I certainly would sign on to help make this happen.


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