The District raises enough money to purchase new flags
By Kendra Whittle, Multimedia Journalist - bio | email
It took less than a week for The District in downtown Quincy to raise more than enough money to replace all of the American flags around Washington Park and on Maine Street.
Executive Director Travis Brown says after they announced the initiative last Wednesday, he was approached by two separate groups, the family of Colonel Kenneth G. Swan and the Quincy Tea Party. They both donated $1,500.
He says other donations have come in and as of Tuesday, The District had raised $6,600 to replace the worn and tattered flags downtown.
Brown says thanks to the community's generosity, the flags can fly for years to come.
"We might be able to add to what we fly now," Brown said. "Currently we have about 90 flags throughout The District. We may be able to add to that and get it closer to 100 or 110, and then also have the next four to five sets of flags on a shelf so if one does get torn, it can be replaced."
Brown hopes they can place an order for the flags by the end of the week.
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