Greene County News
BEAVERCREEK — The Greene Optimist Club, serving both Beavercreek and Greene County will expand its Avenue of Flags program.
This new community service fund raising project began on Memorial Day this year.
“Avenue of Flags has become an Optimist Club tradition here in the Miami Valley and across the nation. We think that more than 5,000 flags will be flown in front yards with this project,” stated club President Erin Henry. “This project has started small but is already growing rapidly. You can see these displays on North Fairfield Road just south of US Route 35, at the new entrance to The Mall at Fairfield Common, the corner of Grange Hall and Dayton-Xenia Road as well as the entrance of The Greene Towne Center. It is an honor to recognize our country and those who have so unselfishly served her so well. We are just so pleased to offer this program in Beavercreek.”
The Greene Optimist Club takes pride in promoting this patriotic community service project and soon you can play a role in this project. The Avenue of Flags started on Memorial Day, continued through Flag Day and Independence Day. Rapid expansion is expected throughout Beavercreek through Labor Day and then Veteran’s Day in November. Within the next year, all residents and businesses of Beavercreek will be able to participate with an annual subscription of $50.
When subscribers awaken on all flag holidays, they find a large flag on a tall pole displayed in their front yard. Then following the holiday, the flag is removed and stored until the next holiday. Avenue of Flags subscribers enjoy this patriotic effort while realizing that all donations go toward supporting youth programs within the community.
To become a part of this program and order a flag for your front yard call 816-654-6264 or email Club President Erin Henry at [email protected]
The Greene Optimist Club with the motto “Friend of Youth” meets 7:30-8:30 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Community Center at the Greene Town center in Beavercreek. To learn more about this club please call 816-654-6264 or visit our website at www.thegreeneoptimists.com. Be a guest at the next club meeting and learn more about our new Avenue of Flags program, our work with the Beavercreek Parks or our involvement with other youth programs.
Story courtesy of the Greene County Optimist Club.