THE VILLAGE of New Athens will soon be decked out in patriotic splendor and donations are being sought for the project.
Council woman Tosha Giesey is asking for sponsorships from community members, businesses and friends to be made in honor or memory of someone for the project which will have Main Street (State Route 9) sporting the American Flag for the upcoming summer season.
"We will start at the village square and hang flags on utility poles in both directions," she said. "We eventually hope to do the entire main thoroughfare but will start with what we can."
Cost for each flag and its required hardware will be $20. Donations may be made to the Village of New Athens at PO Box 126, New Athens OH 43981 and "Flag Project" should be noted in the memorial line along with the honories name. Additional information may be obtained by calling Giesey at 740-491-6585 or the village office at 740-9680-6181.