David Ball
For The Record

One Orange County organization is making it easier for residents to display their patriotism.

The Bridge City-Orangefield Rotary Club is asking for businesses’ participation in the Rotary flag program sponsored by The Rotary Club of Bridge City-Orangefield in 2012. The monies generated by this fundraiser helps in sponsoring the Rotary’s scholarships for honor students and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.

This program consists of a United States flag displayed at one or more locations: Sabine River Authority Canal along West Roundbunch Road in Bridge City, along Highway 105 in Orangefield or in the Waterwood Subdivision, or at a place of business in Bridge City and/or Ornagefield. 

The flags will be placed and picked up by members of the Rotary Club of Bridge City-Orangefield, weather permitting. If one chooses to have a Rotarain place a flag on the Sabine River Canal and/or along Highway 105 in Orangefield, a sign will be provided. The wording on the sign can be a sponsor’s name, in honor of, or in memory of.

The display dates are as follows:

• Memorial Day on May 28

• Flag Day on June 14

• Independence Day on July 4

• Labor Day on Sept. 3

• Patriot Day on Sept. 11

• Veterans Day on Nov. 11

Those who wish not to participate in the flag program, but would like to make a donation to The Rotary Club of Bridge City-Orangefield for the above-mentioned programs, may fill out an application, available at Central Office Supply in Bridge City or at The Orangefield Water Department, or by calling 735-7155.