How does the Lion’s Club start their holidays off? By awaking at 6am and putting out flags, to beautify the community and promote gratitude for the freedoms and liberties others have helped secure. So, this morning a few of the LEAP Ambassadors awoke and joined the Lion’s Club in this worthy cause.
We have previously volunteered with the Flag Project, and we remember the process well: alternating the flags (US Flag; Texas Flag; US Flag; Texas Flag) along a half mile stretch of 11th street and about a mile stretch of Sam Houston Avenue. Holes exist along these streets, just for this purpose, and it’s just a matter of grabbing the flags (ably provided to us by Sheryl and Dottie) and placing the flags. With a group of eight people, we found a rhythm of two volunteers handing out flags in the trailer, a person driving, and the rest receiving, running, and placing the flags.
The morning was made all the better with a few laughs shared among volunteers. Jessica proved to be rather good at re-drilling the flag-holes that weren’t completely hollow, I eventually learned what side of the trailer to stand on to avoid traffic, and we think Yvette eventually awoke fully.
As we were wrapping, up where were able to snap a few pictures with the flags.
After about an hour the end was in sight, and we were in fact running out of flags!
The volunteerism was enjoyable, made all the more so by the buoyant personalities of Tom Waddill, Sheryl Miller, Dottie Fulton, and Glen Schumacher. What better way to kick of Texas Independence Day than with volunteering with great people for a great project?
Thank you to the Walker County Lions Club for the opportunity to display the visual reminders of Texas Independence Day and of course Sam Houston’s Birthday!