Kiwanis flags to change places

 

March 13, 2019

Contributed

NEW PLACE OF HONOR: The American flags placed certain days by the Goldendale Kiwanis will now be on city light poles.

The Goldendale Kiwanis has been displaying more than 90 American flags 12 times each year, primarily in front of local businesses. The local Kiwanians took over the task more than 30 years ago. Each business where a flag was displayed contributed $25 per year.

This month Kiwanis is changing where and how flags are placed. With the consensus and support of the Chamber of Commerce, the City of Goldendale, and the KPUD, approximately 90 flags will be displayed on holders attached to PUD city light poles on sections of five major streets: Main, Broadway, Columbus, Simcoe, and Roosevelt.

In these areas, individual flags in front of businesses will not be placed, nor will businesses be asked for an annual remittance. The Chamber of Commerce and the City of Goldendale have stepped forward and are sponsoring the flags.

There are about 25 businesses outside the coverage of the light poles which have historically paid Kiwanis for displaying flags. Most of these businesses have opted to continue payment and will be included in the program with individual flag placements.

The first date with the revised flag flying is March 24, honoring and supporting the 100th anniversary of the American Legion and the free centennial dinner for all its members and their guests.

The revenues from the flag flying program are used primarily to buy books for pre-school through the fourth grade. Each year approximately 1,500 books are distributed locally to school activities.

 

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