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As most people in San Marcos were snuggled in their beds early this morning, the Kiwanis of San Marcos were hard at work before 7 a.m. For many years, the Kiwanis has supported a fundraiser to put a 3′ x 5′ American Flag into front of area businesses in San Marcos who subscribe to the program.

Sixty subscribers pay a minimal fee of thirty dollars a year to have the American flag displayed at their business on Memorial Day, Flag Day (June 14th), Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day and Veterans Day.

With the help of area businesses, the revenue generated allows the club to support its programs throughout the year. The flags are stored at Breihan Electric owned by Ted Breihan on 118 South Edward Gary Street near the Farmers’ Market.

The members split into several groups and canvassed the greater San Marcos area in many different trucks and cars.

Pam Cook, Kiwanis President said,” We do this because of patriotism, it is one of the Kiwanis core values and to show love for our country.”

Ronald Oswalt and son, Hayden in front of Newstreamz San Marcos

Pam Cook of the Kiwanis placing flags

Lon Shell and Hayden Oswalt putting up flag at Frost Bank

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0 thoughts on “Flags placed by Kiwanis of San Marcos

  1. It was good to get him involved in giving back to San Marcos and learn more about the real July 4th, it’s much more than fireworks

  2. How great…making beautiful memories! For all that everyone is finding wrong with America today…it’s not the people! We still live in the greatest country, and I’m proud to be an American!

  3. Not only did those Kiwanis volunteers put the Flags out,
    they also collected all of them about 5 p.m. in order to
    protect them to be used once again. Thanks for the
    beautiful display for a Glorious Fourth of July !!!

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