Flags over Perry program grows by the holiday

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Among the flag raisers in the Flags over Perry program are Lions and Optimists, clockwise from left, Dave Wright, John Andorf, Rich Saemisch, Jim McCauley, Allen Becker, Gary Becker, Jim George, Lou Hoger, Cole Adair, Clark Wicks and Jack Shelker. Photo courtesy Lions Club Secretary Ray Harden

The Flags over Perry program is nearing the end of its first year’s cycle, with the Perry Lions Club and Optimist Club members raising more than 200 flags on Veterans Day.

The patriotic program is still accepting new participants. For a $25 annual fee, the civic groups will install a flag holder in the yard and raise the flag on five federal holidays: Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Veterans Day.

For more information, call Lions Club president Dave Wright at 515-465-3391.

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Perry Lions Club President Dave Wright loads the truck with Star Spangled Banners. Photo courtesy Lions Club Secretary Ray Harden
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Old Glories air dry after Wednesday’s wet Veterans Day. Photo courtesy Lions Club Secretary Ray Harden

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