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Author Topic: Press Release Regarding the Flags Stolen or Vandalized in 2020  (Read 4312 times)
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« on: July 20, 2020, 10:42:36 AM »

For Immediate Release:
Corbett Community Rallies Around the Flag
Corbett Fire District: Corbett, Oregon-July 20, 2020

Each year the Corbett Fire District annually places approximately 90 flags along the Scenic Highway to celebrate the 4th of July. This year the flags were put up in early spring to bolster community spirits to deal with the Covid-19 crisis.

In the pre-dawn darkness of July 4th, vandals tore down approximately 30 flags and damaged 4th of July decorations at the Historic Springdale Pub. Within hours a group of citizens, armed with “elbow grease”, pressure washers, and paint arrived and quickly cleaned up the damage and graffiti. Additionally, they “passed the boot” to collect money, in order to pay for the damage and replace the flags.

Currently, the Corbett Fire District has accepted approximately $850.00 in donations to replace the flags. Dave Flood, Chief of the Department, has indicated that the money will be used to purchase flags, poles, and mounting hardware. The money that is not used will be placed in a “flag fund” to maintain the flags in the future. The notorious Corbett East wind can be tough on flags and having a replacement fund will be helpful.

Thanks to the initiative and the help from the community, the damage was repaired, and even better, the flags will continue to be funded in the future. If people would like to help they can contact the Corbett Fire District at PO Box #1-Corbett, Oregon 97019…. Attn. Flag Fund
Contact: Fire Chief, Dave Flood phone 503-803-5244

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