Apr 01, 2024

Kiwanis Club of Hays prepares for annual U.S. Flag Project

Posted Apr 01, 2024 7:30 PM


The Kiwanis Club of Hays is pleased to continue its annual Flag Project in 2024.

Since 2001, Kiwanis Club of Hays has been growing this beloved community project, where flags are proudly flown across the Hays community thanks to so many of its patriotic citizens and businesses. On average, 44 Kiwanis club members, their families, and friends distribute approximately 1200 U.S. flags five days out of the year. These days include Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and Veterans Day. Flags begin their distribution at sunrise and are retired before sunset.

Anyone with a home residence or local business that is located within the Hays city limits is eligible to support the Flag Project.

For an annual fee of $40 per flag, Kiwanis will provide a 3’ x 5’ U.S. Flag, a pole, and provide a plug in the ground to properly display the flag on the specified days. Locations wishing to have more than one flag may email [email protected] for pricing information.

To participate in the 2024 Flag program, new customers are encouraged to mail a $40 check payable to Hays Kiwanis to P.O. Box 344, Hays, KS 67601 with a new flag agreement, which can be accessed here: https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000100467/en-ca/files/sitepage/american-flag-project/flag-agreement/KIWANIS.Flag-Agreement.2023.pdf.

Invoices will mailed to current Flag Project supporters in April. Customers are encouraged to submit their payment upon receipt of invoices to avoid missing a flag day.

Kiwanis Club of Hays wishes to extend its gratitude to all past, present, and future Flag Project supporters. The Flag Project is the club’s largest fundraiser.

Approximately $45,000 in proceeds from this project are reinvested back into the Hays community, specifically through programs supporting local youth, local parks, active military, and veterans.

About Kiwanis Club of Hays

Kiwanis Club of Hays was chartered on May 5, 1953. The club currently has 95 members and meets weekly for lunch on Thursdays at noon at Rose Garden Banquet Hall & Catering. All community members are welcome to attend meetings to learn more information about becoming a member. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.