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New red, white and blue on display
Dave Demo took on the project of purchasing and placing 65 American flags on light poles along Solano Street in 2010.
Since that time, 25 additional flags have been added to the patriotic display.
But Demo wasn't finished yet.
"The original flag poles and flags weren't of the best quality and needed replacing," he said.
So the Corning Exchange Club donated $1,600 to help purchase 50 new, better quality flags.
"Last year I replaced the flag poles, and this year, with the help of the Exchange Club and others, I have been able to purchase and replace 50 of the original flags," Demo said. On Sunday, Demo, members of the Exchange Club, Boy Scouts Troop 62 Scoutmaster Sam Lopper and two of his scouts met at the Corning Volunteer Fire Department and replaced most of the worn out flags with the new ones.
Exchange Club members John Richards and Dean Cofer put the new flags up along Solano Street from the Interstate 5 to the eastern most city limits in memory of the victims of 9/11 and as a salute to veterans and serving military personnel.
"I appreciate the citizens of Corning for their support of this project," Demo said. "Especially the help of contribution of the Exchange Club."
The flags are put in place throughout the year for special events, holidays and commemorations.
Demo said he needs to purchase 25 more flags to finish replacing worn out ones. The cost to purchase each flag is $27.
Donation can be made to the Flags for Corning account at the US Bank branch in Corning.
For more information, call the Corning Observer at 824-5464, or come to the office at 1208 Solano St.