In May 2001 the Florence Kiwanis Foundtion launched a community wide flag program. Each year the Kiwanis Club solicits businesses and individuals for sponsorship of an American Flag to be displayed at least ten (10) times per year in front of their business or home. The cost to the merchant or individual is $30.00 per year. The Kiwanis Club provides the flag and pole, places the flag at least 10 times in front of the business or home, and is responsible for it's maintenance.
Proceeds from the money raised is used to fund Scholarships for High School students from Florence or Mapleton and a portion is awarded to other organizations in the form of grants.
If you would like to sponsor a flag you may do so by contacting the local Kiwanis Club at
P O Box 1667
Florence Oregon 97439
or you may email Gary Vawter at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate how many flags ($30.00 each) you want and where you would like them to be placed. NOTE: Flags are placed on primary arterial roads only.
Please check the Events Tab for a listing of days the flags will be displayed. Since our flags are not all weather the flags are not displayed during stormy or high wind days.