Lions gear up for 2014 Hometown Heroes Project


First Posted: 1/6/2014

The Hometown Hero’s banners in Dallas Borough were taken down recently to make way for the borough’s holiday display.

The Dallas Lions Club, with assistance of Frontier Communications, has started solicitations for its 2014 Hometown Hero Project. The project is a tribute to those men and women from the Back Mountain area who have served or are presently serving our country in any branch of the military.

The Hometown Hero Project is a street pole banner program. The banners are 30” wide and 60” high. Each banner is unique and honors a specific honoree. The banner includes a picture of the veteran in uniform, branch of service, era of service and name of sponsor.

Banners for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 heroes and the new 2014 heroes will be displayed in Dallas Center from Memorial Day through Veterans Day. At the conclusion of the program the banners will be given to family members.

Banner sponsorship is $200. Any proceeds that would be realized will be donated to the 1st Lieutenant Michael J. Cleary Foundation which helps returning veterans in a wide variety of ways: rehabilitation, work with handicapped veterans and help with families of fallen veterans, etc. Family members and loved ones of service men and women may purchase a banner or obtain sponsorship from a local business.

Sponsorship forms are available at the following Back Mountain locations: Dallas Borough Office, Frontier Communications Office, Dallas American Legion Post #672, Back Mountain Memorial Library and NAPA Auto Parts, Dallas.

For additional information, contact project chairman Don Berlew at 570-675-4360 or 570-760-6147 or dlb124@me.com or any member of the Dallas Lions. The deadline for acceptance of sponsor forms is March 31.

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