Boy Scouts deck out neighborhood for Fourth of July
On the evening before Independence day, mailboxes on Wisteria Street, off of Strawberry Road, looked like they do one a typical summer day, but little did the homeowners know, some flags were about to add some color.
Some Boy Scout troops and other volunteers put out around 5,000 flags on Tuesday.
"I think, doing things like this, to be kind to the community, are a lot of fun," 12-year-old Taylor Janes said while putting the flags near mailboxes.
Taylor is a part of Boy Scouts Troop 129. He's never put out flags before but seemed to be enjoying the task.
"I poke a hole with the screwdriver, and I try to get it, the flag in that hole and get it as deep as I can," Taylor said.
Tammy Kellard, the event coordinator, was enjoying the sun while sitting in the True Value parking lot.
Even though Fourth of July is about the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Kellard said the event was created to honor the military.
"I think it is important that we're keeping our military in our foreground, and remembering both the current and the past," Kellard said.
"We've noticed that they tend to stay in the neighborhood for a very long time," Kellard said. "Its great to keep seeing that festive reminder."
True Value donated all of the flags; families from Anchor Lutheran School assembled the buckets.
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