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Woodmen of the World donates flags to Farmville

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Mike Grizzard

Monday, May 8, 2017

Patriotism will soon line the streets of downtown Farmville, thanks to a donation by Woodmen of the World Unit 917.

Past President Roy Peaden and President Beverly Peaden heard about the Farmville Chamber of Commerce’s plea to replace the worn and tattered American flags that fly in front of businesses throughout downtown.

The Peadens contacted Mack Leggett, area representative for Woodmen Life, who contacted the corporate office in Omaha, Neb. Forty flags valued at about $1,400 recently were delivered to the town. Farmville Boy Scout Troop 40 installed the flags.

“I thought it would take us two years to raise the funds to replace all of the flags,” Judy Gidley, director of the chambver of commerce, said. Thursday. “I’m ecstatic about this. No other towns that I know of have flags flying in their downtown year-round.”

Behind the U.S. Government, Woodmen of the World purchases the most American flags to distribute throughout the communities it serves, according to Leggett.

“All of our schools have our flags,” Beverly said, referring to H.B. Sugg and Sam D. Bundy elementary schools, Farmville Middle School and Farmville Central High School.

The flags are hand-embroidered and “should last longer” than flags previously purchased, Gidley said.

“Seeing all of the flags makes a statement riding down Main Street,” Gidley said.

The Peadens have been members of Woodmen of the World for more than 50 years. Unit 917 distributes an annual scholarship, honors local bus drivers and police officers, supports the Benevolent Ministries, and assists families affected by fires and natural disasters.

“We reward those who provide a service to us and to people in need,” Beverly Peaden said.

The local unit meets at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Dixie Queen in Farmville. The unit has approximately 20 active members

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