With a dwindling number of members, the Lamesa Kiwanis Club is making a change in its annual flag project that raises money to support a number of programs benefitting the youth of Lamesa and Dawson County.
    Instead of placing individual flags at hundreds of homes and businesses located across the entire city, the club now will be focusing its efforts on a few highly-visible locations, according to club President Jeff Weaver.
    Launching the new “Lamesa Red White & Blue Kiwanis Flag Project,” the club will be placing flags only at selected public or semi-public locations along the main highway routes through Lamesa and at the Dawson County courthouse.
    Kiwanis members will place U.S. flags at those locations on the same five dates that it previously has distributed flags: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Sept. 11, and Veterans Day.
    Weaver said the change is being made simply because the club no longer has the manpower needed to continue distributing and picking up flags at hundreds of different locations.
    Shifting the focus to placing numerous flags at a few selected areas, he said, will allow the community to continue displaying its patriotic pride while assisting the various local projects and programs supported by the Kiwanis Club.


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