Sunday, December 09, 2001

Christmas tree ribbons raise money for flags




By Angela T. Koenig
Enquirer Contributor

        CHEVIOT — This year the city Christmas tree will be decked out in fund-raising patriotic ribbons instead of traditional ornaments. Proceeds will go toward replacing the city's American flags.

        “We try to leave the flags out, because it looks so patriotic and everything, but they are getting tattered,” said Susan Morganroth of the Cheviot Action Partnership, a local community group that is sponsoring the flag-replacement effort.

        To do so, Mrs. Morganroth takes orders for the red ribbons — via city hall, at $1 for adults and 50 cents for children under 12 — and prints the purchaser's name on each. They then are tied to the city Christmas tree. It is located at the corner of Harrison and Washington avenues near the Nativity scene.

        “We were flying them nonstop and the flags really took a beating,” safety service director Steve Neal said of the city's 75 flags that were on continuous display for about two months after the Sept. 11 attacks.

        Most of the flags, which cost about $25 each, he said, have been donated in the past by groups such as CAP or the Western Hills Veterans Council.

        CAP recently donated $500 to purchase 20 new flags, Mrs. Morganroth said, but those won't come in until 2002.

        So far, CAP has enough of the ribbon donations to replace about 10 more, she said.

        To place an order, stop by Cheviot City Hall, 3814 Harrison Ave.
       

       



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