Kiwanis starting flag project 8.19.09

Written by David Green.

Some Morenci Kiwanis members saw the results of a flag project in Jackson and they were impressed. Now they hope to replicate the project on a smaller scale here.

In Jackson, said Adam Johnson, 750 U.S. flags are placed at the curb by Kiwanis members on five holidays throughout the year. He would like to see some flag-lined streets in Morenci, also.

Kiwanians have two goals behind the project: to show the red, white and blue on holidays and to earn money for club projects benefiting children.

For a $30 annual fee, a capped PVC sleeve will be placed in a yard near the curb. On five holidays—Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day through 9-11 and Veteran’s Day—a three by five-foot flag on a 10-foot pole will be erected in the sleeve.

The flags will be placed two days before the holiday and left in place a day or two afterward.

The Kiwanis Club takes responsibility for checking with MISS DIG for underground utilities, and for assuring the plastic sleeve does not rise above ground level.

By acting quickly, subscribers can get a bonus.

“Sign up now and get the two remaining holidays this year for free along with next year’s service,” Johnson said.

Anyone living outside of town or who is unable to have to have a flag in the yard, such as a business owner, can still participate. Flags will be erected along Main Street by Wakefield Park.

For more information, contact Johnson or any Morenci Kiwanis Club member.

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