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Sign up by May 17 for Optimists’ Avenue of Flags opportunity

NORTH LIBERTY– We are approaching the time of year when residents of North Liberty are invited to display the American flag in a colorful acknowledgment of our national values and in support of those who are actively defending freedom around the world.
For the fourth year, the Optimist Club of North Liberty is offering the community an opportunity to display its American spirit. The Optimist Club will place a 3’x5’ nylon American flag on a 10-foot pole in front of your home or business on these five national holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Veteran’s Day.
Upon placing your subscription, the Optimists will mark the location of the flag along the street in front of your home or business and contact Iowa One-Call for a utility marking. After the proposed placement site is approved, members will place a flag pole receptacle in the marked location and ensure it is at ground level so it does not interfere with mowing or walking. On each holiday, volunteers will deliver the flags at dawn and retrieve them prior to dusk. For all renewals, the flag pole receptacle will be inspected, repainted and, if needed, driven back to ground level.
Please join your neighbors in this colorful, patriotic program. Consider subscribing in honor of a soldier or in memory of a veteran or loved one. Subscriptions also make great gifts. You can donate a subscription to someone else’s home or business; just be sure the Optimists have the address for One-Call and flag placement.
The cost for this subscription is $40 for the five holidays, with all proceeds supporting youth-oriented organizations and events in North Liberty. The Optimists’ donations in 2013 totaled over $19,000.
To show your patriotism while supporting the youth of the North Liberty, visit the website at nloptimist.org, download an electronic subscription and return via mail with a check for $40 to: Optimist Club of North Liberty, P.O. Box 106, North Liberty, IA 52317. This site also lists the youth organizations supported by the Optimist Club of North Liberty.
All subscriptions and payments must be received by Saturday, May 17.
Questions can be directed to Darlene Smith at desmith325@gmail.com or 319-626-2939.