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Deadline approaching for Charles City flag design contest

Charles City, IA – A March 12 deadline date is coming up to submit design ideas for a new Charles City flag.

The Charles City Lions Club is holding a public contest to design a new flag to represent the community. The winning design(s) will receive up to $250, but better yet will be on public display in the park for the foreseeable future.

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Lions Club replaced the old single flag pole memorial in Central Park this past year with a larger, 3-pole memorial complete with landscaping, surrounding pavers and benches. The U.S. and Iowa flags are being flown on two of the poles, but the third is being reserved for a new Charles City flag.

Anyone can enter the flag design contest. Entries must include a color design, preferably on an 8.5”-by-11” sheet of paper, as well as the entrant’s name, address, phone number, email address (optional), a description of the flag colors and why, along with an explanation of what your flag design signifies. There is a $5 entry fee as well required with each entry, made payable to Community Revitalization which is working with the Lions Club on this project. Entries submitted without all of the required information and entry fee will not be eligible to win the prize money.

There is no limit to how many entries an individual or group may submit. Entries should be dropped off in a sealed envelope or mailed to the Community Revitalization office at 401 North Main St., Charles City IA 50616. You can also email pdf formats to info@charlescitychamber.com. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on, or postmarked by, March 12.

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