TEMPLE (July 4, 2012)--For $40 a year, Temple residents can display their pride in America while financially assisting their neighbors.
The Rotary Club of Temple South placed flags at the homes of participating residents Wednesday, as part of its Neighborhood Flag Program.
Members of the club place 3-by-5 U.S. flags on top of 10-foot poles in front of the residences a total of five times a year.
At 8 a.m., on patriotic holidays, the flag is set in a prepared metal sleeve that has been previously placed in the ground.
The flag is then picked up at sunset on the days of honor.
For about $3.33 a month, anyone enrolled in the program can display their pride in front of their own home while supplying financial aid to the community.
Funds raised support families in crisis, teacher grants, Temple High School scholarships, Temple parks, Temple College Arts Competition, the all-access playground and veteran projects.
Rotary International is the oldest service club in the United States, founded in 1905.
For more information, call Daryl Reigle at (254) 791-4630.