September 22, 2011 —
If you’ve been looking around town recently, you may have noticed that there have been significantly more American flags flying in town than usual. Around Labor Day, the Hudson Kiwanis, as well as other Kiwanis groups in the area, began planting flags at area residents’ homes that had subscribed to their flag service.
The program was begun as a fundraiser. When a resident signs up for the flag program, Kiwanis inserts a PVC plastic sleeve with a cap in the ground near the front curb of a resident’s home. Around holidays, Kiwanis comes around and plants 3’ x 5’ flags on a ten foot pole in those pipes. The flag remains the property of the Kiwanis Club of Hudson, and they maintain those flags, place them and pick them up around five holidays around the year, including Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day through 9/11, and Veterans Day.
The cost to participate in the flag program for the 2012 year is $30 for one flag or $50 for two. If you live outside city limits, the City of Hudson is allowing you to join in too, as Kiwanis has selected several designated places around Hudson.
“This is something to show off that we’re proud of Hudson,” said chairman Jason Decker. “We’re proud of being patriotic.”
Kiwanis is a service organization with an emphasis on the community and children within it. Their motto is, “We Serve, Young Children Priority One.” Kiwanis provides humanitarian services to people through the community and the world, and the proceeds of the fundraiser will be used to support the many good works done by the organization.
If people have any questions about the flag project or Kiwanis, please contact Jason Decker at (517)448-2911.