Stars, stripes unite town

Posted Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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It will be challenging to find a more patriotic-looking town than Trophy Club this Fourth of July.

Calling it “Uniting Trophy Club One Flag at a Time,” the Stars and Stripes resident volunteers in the city will paint the town red - along with white and blue. They’ll do so by planting over 25,000 American flags.

“This event makes me so proud to be the mayor of a town where the citizens are so incredible involved,” said Trophy Club Mayor Connie White.

The flags will be placed every 12 feet along Trophy Club roadways. Five entrances will be covered, along the major throroughfares, and along the streets of most neighborhoods.

In other words, flags will be as far as the eye can see — but then, when they are only a dozen feet apart, the eye doesn’t have to see very far.

Over 600 volunteers, men, women and children, from all over the city will load up wagons, bicycles, golf carts, backpacks, anything that will hold flags. They’ll begin planting the flags on evening of July 2.

“The outstanding residents of Trophy Club bring patriotic spirit to an entirely new level this year by doubling the amount of flags displayed throughout town over last year,” said April Reiling, the city’s public information officer.

Flags have been ordered and delivered to street captains, who have been assigned sections of Trophy Club to work with volunteer groups for planting. On July 5, the flags will be harvest (gathered) and block captains will store them for next year.

The Stars and Stripes mission is to unite the town in patriotic spirit and pride, and provide an opportunity for residents to get out and work together with fellow neighbors. The event is designed to showcase Trophy Club as a proud American township.

“Stars and Stripes has positively touched Trophy Club in many ways, and I am pleased with how committed our residents are to such a wonderful patriotic duty,” White said.

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