Avenue of the Flags
The Avenue of the Flags is a fundraising and service project of the Tuesday Noon Optimist Club of Cedar Rapids. We place 3' x 5' United States flags in front of subscribers' homes on 5 national holidays each year, Memorial Day, Flag Day (June 14th), Independence Day, Labor Day and Veterans Day (November 11th). The flags are attached to a 10' metal pole which is placed into a previously placed metal receptacle 24” from the curb directly out from the front door of the home. The receptacle is placed at ground level so as not to impede walking or lawn care. The Optimists store the flags after each holiday and provide us with “route sheets” before each holiday.
The Avenue of the Flags chairperson will send out information and signups prior to each holiday. It is highly recommended that each scout volunteer for 2 holidays, either set up or take down of flags, to help with our troop's main fundraiser.