Flags over Perry raised by Optimists, Lions Wednesday

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Perry's patriotic Optimists and Lions unfurled Old Glory in about 250 yards around Perry early Wednesday morning in honor of Independence Day.

The Perry Optimist Club International and Perry Lions Club raised more than 250 U.S. flags around Perry Wednesday morning to mark the 242nd anniversary of Independence Day.[wpedon id=”85410″ align=”left”]

Some 25 members of both clubs started at 6:30 a.m. and by 8 a.m. had lined Perry’s streets and avenues with Old Glory. The flag partnership of the two service organization is in its fourth year.

For a fee of $25, Perry residents can have the Perry Lions and Perry Optimists place an American flag in their yard on five federal holidays yearly. Interested residents should contact Perry Lion Dave Wright at 515-240-7281.

Money raised from the flag project funds Optimist Club scholarships for Perry youth and Lions Club projects, such as eyeglasses for the needy, seeing-eye dogs, summer camp for handicapped children and many other worthwhile activities.[wpedon id=”85410″ align=”left”]

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