Coast Guard Flag and a big thanks from Habitat

This letter is in response to the one sent in by Becky Kilpatrick.

I would like to tell you how sorry I am that a Coast Guard Flag does not fly with the other Military Flags.

Up until a couple years ago I was, and still am, the legal DBA (Doing Business As) holder of The Veterans Avenue of Flags at the Mt. Rest Cemetery.

The Flags were illegally taken away from me by the American Legion. I am trying to get a lawyer so as to get them back. It is a long story as what happened. Mainly a power trip for them.

When I get them back I will for sure obtain a Coast Guard Flag to fly with the others.

The problem is that they do not care what the Flags look like. They are torn, ripped, and even have holes in them. A lot of people have bought bases, poles, and in some cases even Flags that are not even put up. Where has all that money gone?

If the people of Clinton County want to have The Veterans Avenue returned to its former glory I am ready to do so. I just need there help. They need to gather and demand that it happens. I will gladly discuss this with any one that wants to know what is going on.

I hope that I have answered your question, Becky.

Erick J. Richards

A big Habitat thank you!

Habitat for Humanity of Clinton County extends a very big thanks to all who participated in the Blessing of the Bikers event on Saturday, May 19th at Motz County Park in St. Johns.

The event was attended by 110 bikers and bike enthusiasts who were greeted with two live bands, a bike show and slow drag race, a commemorative T-shirt and door prizes from 21 local businesses. The event concluded with a sincere blessing from Chaplain Steve Hale of the Road Riders for Jesus and a charity ride to Capitol Harley-Davidson in Dimondale.

The event would not have taken place without the expert help from Burt & Dawn Parsons and their group from Road Riders for Jesus, as well as Nan Simons and her group from the Wild Hogettes. Bikers were treated to an outstanding t-shirt designed by Laurie Oakwood Bishop of St. Johns Locale Media Company and trophies for the bike show were custom designed by Hammer in Hand Custom Cycles of St. Johns.

Many thanks go to the following for their kind support and sponsorship:

· Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers
· Barber’s Floors and More
· Capitol Harley-Davidson
· Hammer in Hand Custom Cycles
· Midstate Title Agency
· Pauli Ford
· Ryan’s Roadhouse
· Sparrow Clinton Hospital
· St. Johns Locale Media Company

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Last Modified: June 7, 2012