Jay Main Street flag holders seek donations, volunteers

LIVERMORE FALLS — Every Monday from 8 to 9 a.m., a group of community members holds American flags on Main Street near the cemetery across from Food City. They have been doing so for 11 years and inclue a donation bucket that helps support the Avenue of Flags on Main Street in Jay and Livermore Falls.
There are about 120 flags along the route, and a complete set with mounts costs about $50. Each year many of these needs replacing because of wear and tear. Veteran’s Day will be the last day this year that the flags will be held on Main Street.
“Please consider stopping and making a donation to this wonderful community cause,” said Jay town manager Shiloh LaFrenier, “and tell those holding flags high how much you appreciate what they are doing.”
The nonpartisan volunteers hold the flags rain or shine, honoring those in the armed forces who serve around the world, away from their families and loved ones. The flags also honor fire, police and EMS workers.
Extra America flags are available for anyone who wants to join the effort. Flag holders don’t have to be veterans.
For more information, contact LaFreniere at 207-897-6785 or jmanager@jay-maine.org