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(From left) Theda Carson, Gloria Penwell and Tina Pace display some of the flags the Career Women’s Community Club is selling to raise money for local non-profit organizations.
“Since we try to support so many things, we’re always looking for ways to raise money,” said Theda Carson, a member of the Career Women’s Community Club (CWCC).
Inspired by London’s upcoming bicentennial celebration, the club struck on the idea of selling flags and bunting. They figured London residents might want to start stocking up on patriotic decorations for their homes, parade floats, and storefronts.
The idea led them to The Flag Lady Store in Columbus. Now, their selling not just patriotic items, but anything from the Flag Lady’s catalogue—religious, sports, military and garden-themed flags, custom decorations, flag poles and parts, books about flags, windsocks and more. They decided to kick off the sale, which will be ongoing, this holiday season.
“Everything is American made, and there’s a huge selection,” Carson said.
Anyone interested in perusing the cata-logue and placing an order can call 740-852-1120 or 852-2323. One example of the items available is a 3×5 nylon American flag with embroidered stars that comes boxed and is good for use outside for $30.
Proceeds from the flag and accessories sale will go toward the various charities CWCC supports, including the Madison County Health Partners Free Clinic, Buckeye Girls State, The Path mentoring program, Madison County Historical Society, Armory Youth Center, Habitat for Humanity, The Welcome Table, the Pregnancy Center, A Friend’s House domestic violence shelter, and Madison County Hospital’s breast cancer initiative.
CWCC, now in its fifth year, has 25 members and meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at the Coover Memorial Club House on North Main Street in downtown London. Carson is the project chairwoman for the flag sales. Becky Chave is the club’s president and Lynne Alexander is vice president.
In addition to the flag project, CWCC is selling nuts. The choices range from honey roasted peanuts and sunflower seeds to natural pistachios and trail mix. For a full list of options, call the phone numbers listed above. Orders must be placed by the first week of December for delivery before Christmas.