First Posted: 3/11/2012
The deadline to submit sponsorship forms for the 2012 Dallas Lions Hometown Hero Project is Saturday, March 31.
The project was designed to be a one-year event, but there have been numerous requests for participation in the project for one more year.
The project will once again be a tribute to those men and women from the Back Mountain that have or are presently serving our country in any branch of the military.
The banner would include a picture of the service man or woman in uniform, branch of service and era of service. Because the photo will be enlarged to 27 inches x 20 inches, the quality of the picture on the banner may be affected.
The banners will be placed in Dallas Borough and will be done at random and will hang from Memorial Day through Veterans Day. At the conclusion of the program the banners will be given to their family members.
The sponsorship for each banner is $200. Family members and loved ones of service men and women may purchase a banner themselves or obtain sponsorship by a local business.
Should a family wish to purchase a banner, the family name will appear on the bottom of the banner. Businesses who wish to sponsor a banner could have their name at the bottom of the banner.
Any and all proceeds realized from this project will be donated to the 1st Lieutenant Michael J. Cleary Foundation which helps returning veterans in a variety of ways, including rehabilitation, working with handicapped veterans and helping with families of fallen veterans.
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 any additional information, contact project chairman Don Berlew at any of the following: 675-4360, 760-6147, Donald.Berlew@Kraftfoods.com or Dallas Lions, P.O. Box #54, Dallas, Pa. 18612.