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After losing the ability to host their normal Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, due to COVID-19, Dallas Center’s Rotary Club needed to find a different way to raise money for the scholarships they provide to Dallas Center-Grimes students every year. They decided to start an American Flag Service Fundraiser to raise these funds.

“We also liked the appearances of the flags in Adel and Grimes,” Dallas Center’s Rotary President Mary Ireland said. “One of our members is also a member of the Grimes Lions Club and he suggested the project. The club liked the idea and the project took off.”

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“We hope to receive donations that will eventually place flags along the Raccoon River Valley Trail from one end of our town to the other and on every street and highway in town,” Ireland said.

Flags will be displayed on Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Veterans Day.

“They [the flags] will be located where requested by members of the ‘Founding Flag Families’ within the city limits of Dallas Center,” Ireland said. “Most are located near homes and businesses, but several have been placed in front of the homes of Veterans and widows of Veterans, as well as lining the bike trail through Dallas Center.”


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