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Mayor's Department
Citizen Information Center Division
2000 Media Release


February 20, 2000
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Jim Morgan, Parks and Recreation, 441-7847

Mayor Reminds Neighborhoods That Flags Are Available

As America celebrates President's Day Monday, Mayor Don Wesely and Parks and Recreation Director Jim Morgan remind Lincoln residents that a program has been established to provide miniature flags for young people participating in Fourth of July parades and programs.

"Many neighborhood associations in Lincoln plan great activities for kids for the Fourth of July in the city's neighborhood parks," Wesely said. "This is a way we can recognize their work and add to the celebrations."

"Our goal is to have each child participating in a holiday activity carrying a flag this Independence Day," Morgan said. Less than ten organizations have made requests since the program was announced in December. The deadline for flag requests is May 26, 2000, and the flags will be delivered at the end of June to event organizers.

The city's Neighborhood Self-Help Program is providing the funding to purchase the miniature flags, which will be distributed through the Parks and Recreation Department. Morgan said that as the program grows, the department hopes local businesses and civic groups will help with purchasing and distributing the flags.

Those wishing to make a donation to the flag program or to receive an application form, can call Parks and Recreation at 441-7847.

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