Bay Men's Club erects American flags

Bay Men’s Club member Tom Nowak works to erect one of 25 American flags the group placed throughout the commercial districts in the city.

Members of the Bay Men’s Club recently erected 25 American flags throughout the commercial district of the city, at no charge to the recipients.

Members of the club donated nearly $1,200 to purchase the flags and mounting hardware. The Bay Barber Shop also donated $100.

The flags were erected by Eric Eakin, Tom Nowak (of Master Krafters Home Improvement in Bay Village) and Garth Graham.

“We saw that Kiwanis and DAR were putting American flags on private residences for free, so we thought that we should do the same in the commercial district,” said Pete Winzig, who came up with the idea. “I think they look awesome.”

The flags will remain up through Labor Day when club members will take them down, clean and store them. They will go up in the same locations next spring.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:10 AM, 05.29.2013