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Avenue of Flags project continues

NORTH LIBERTY–Memorial Day brought the sight of flag-lined streets to North Liberty’s Fox Run area, St. Andrews neighborhood and some other areas of North Liberty.
The flags are a fundraiser for the Optimist Club of North Liberty. Sam O’Brien, of Scout of Troop 216, started the project for to earn his Eagle Scout status, with a goal of selling 50 flags. As of Memorial Day, 46 flag subscriptions were sold, and by Flag Day, June 14, another 15 people planned to show their patriotism through flying their flags.
Anyone in North Liberty is invited to buy a subscription for the Avenue of Flags. The Optimists will install flags early in the morning on the five holidays of Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4, Labor Day and Veterans Day, and remove them around dusk. The Scouts are working with the Optimists on this project.
For information on a flag subscription, contact a local North Liberty Optimist or Darlene Smith 626-2939 or smith@zeus.ia.net or mail 347 Fox Run Dr., North Liberty. One Call will be contacted, and then a sleeve installed to hold the flags. The sleeve pipe is installed 18 inches into the ground and only stands about 1/2 inch above ground with a cap so it should not interfere with mowing. The flags are 3x5 ft., and purchased from a local vendor on metal poles.
Subscriptions are $40 per year, prorated and reducecd by $8 per holiday already past.
“We would love to see the whole town showing our country’s colors on these five holidays,” said Optimist Darlene Smith. “Thanks to all that have already agreed to participate. Make sure and take a drive on these holidays to see how nice it looks.”
The Optimists return all of their funds back to the youth of North Liberty through a variety of donations and support to many community organizations and events.