2018 Avenue of Flags

The Optimist Club of Van Wert is bringing back the Avenue of Flags program, a patriotic community service. The positive feedback the Optimist Club of Van Wert has received from the 2017 Avenue of Flags program was incredible. We are grateful for those who participated last year, and wish to extend an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT for a 2018 membership.

If you sign up by May 1st, you will receive a $5 discount on one single flag for a total cost of $45.00 for the year. (Original price: $50.00) Multiple flags at the same address are $40 each. You can also sponsor a flag!

How it works

Participants in this program receive a 3-by-5-foot, high-quality American flag on a 10-foot flagpole within 15 feet of the curb in front of a home or business for the following days surrounding five national holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day (Fourth of July), Labor Day, and Veterans Day. Club members will install the flags a few days prior to the holiday and remove them a few days after each holiday.

The Optimist Club of Van Wert is responsible for the placement of the flag and proper storage after the flags have been retrieved.

It is the goal to show national pride and appreciation for those who have served, while also raising funds for the club’s area youth programs like after prom, bike rodeo, and various youth scholarship opportunities. Just by participating, you are helping the Optimist Club gather funds that we reinvest into our area youth.