All of the American flags located in downtown Tifton will soon be replaced with new flags, says downtown merchant Jack Stone.
Each flag is on a pole attached to each lightpole in the downtown area. Last year, more than 30 flags were donated after community organizers and merchants made an appeal for local residents to replace worn flags in honor or memory of someone for Father’s Day. Stone said response to the appeal was overwhelming.
He and local resident Shirley Marchant are heading up this project and are hoping to have all of the flags up by Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Stone thanked those who made a donation when they first started this project.
“Most people are really generous, especially when it comes to veterans,” he said.
Anyone who would like to contribute can mail their donation to Western Auto, 354 S. Main St., Tifton, Ga. 31794. Make checks payable to the Veterans Park Fund.
To contact reporter Latasha Ford, call 382-4321.