The Trenton Rotary Club announced plans today to continue the display and sponsorship of US and Missouri Flags in conjunction with the upcoming Missouri Day Festival.
Nearly 100 flags were sponsored last year with a three-year commitment and Rotarians hope to promote 50 more flags this year to expand the display.
Nylon flags will once again fly along the parade route with plans to expand the display to the west edge of Trenton providing a welcoming entrance to the many participants and visitors to Trenton during the 30th annual festival. Additionally, plans also include expanding the display on Oklahoma Avenue and 17th Street with hopes of even displaying flags on the 9th Street Bridge pending approval from the Union Pacific and MoDot.
Flags will once again be available for a $50 sponsorship fee and that fee will allow for sponsorship for a three year period. Persons or organizations who made the purchase last year WILL NOT be required to contact Rotarians as their commitment is in place for recognition again this year and next year.
Flags may be sponsored in honor or in memory of loved ones, in recognition of a family or business or organization or simply sponsored with no recognition required. The names of the sponsors will not appear on the flags but will be recognized through the local media prior to and following the Missouri Day Festival that kicks off on October 16th running through October 19th.
Sponsorships may be made through Chairwoman Cara McClellan at American Family Insurance at 660-359-3973 or from any member of the Trenton Rotary Club. Flags will once again be placed on utility poles along the parade route on late Thursday evening or Friday morning and remain on display through Sunday, weather permitting.