Briefs for March 29, 2013: Rotary Club sponsoring American flag project

The Rotary Club of Craig once again is sponsoring the American flag project to encourage community support for Craig and the United States of America. Interested businesses and community members are asked to sponsor flags that the Rotary Club will then display throughout town on Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4, Patriots Day (Sept. 11), Columbus Day and Veterans Day.

The flags are placed on light poles on both sides of Yampa Avenue from Fourth Street to Sixth Street. On Victory Way, the flags are placed on both sides of the street starting at Lincoln and then every 90 feet heading west. The number of flags that will be posted will depend on the number of sponsors. Last year, the Rotary Club placed 107 flags on both Yampa Avenue and Victory Way. 

The Rotary Club says the flags are a great way to impress visitors driving through the area. The cost to purchase a flag and take part in the program is $75 per flag, per year. All sponsors will be recognized in the Craig Daily Press at the beginning and end of the flag year.

For more information or to sign up as a flag sponsor, call Randy Looper at 970-826-4444 or email elkruninn@yahoo.com.

Free tax preparation available for some

An IRS-certified community volunteer from the High Country Retired Senior Volunteer Program will be at the CNCC Bell Tower Building (BT Computer Lab I) on Tuesday. Both federal and state income preparation will be provided for individuals who qualify under federal guidelines. Call 970-384-8740 for details and to make an appointment.  

Lions Club Easter Egg hunt set for Saturday

The annual Lions Club Easter Egg Race will be held in its original location at the north end of City Park.

The egg race is at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Lions Club members said participants should arrive early because the eggs can be collected in as few as eight minutes.

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