2012-06-14 / Scene
MAYFIELD TWP. — Today is Flag Day, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4139 and American Legion Post 16 are teaming up to properly and respectfully dispose of worn, tattered American flags that they have gathered throughout the year.
“It’s a way of paying respect to the proper treatment of an American flag,” said Wayne Jacobs, past chaplain of the VFW post. “We don’t just wad them up and throw them in the garbage.”
At 5 p.m., there will be a meal at the VFW hall at 128 Daley Road in Mayfield Township. At 6 p.m., there will be a ceremony including a flag hand-off, prayer and 21-gun salute. The first flag will be burned during the ceremony, and then the rest will be added to the fire until they are gone.
Following the ceremony, Jacobs said, anyone who wants to learn more about the American flag including its history and how to properly fold and fly a flag is welcome to stick around for a short lesson.
Jackpot nears $3,000
LAPEER — The Lapeer Elks’ popular Ace of Hearts game is being held every week at Louie’s Sports Tavern in Lapeer. The game gives local residents a chance to win a growing jackpot while simultaneously helping the local community.
The Ace of Hearts is held every Monday night at Louie’s, located on Davison Road with the Polar Palace. At 8:30 p.m. every Monday the Elks draw one ticket out of a bowl and that ticket holder has the chance to pick from one playing card in a deck of cards. Whoever finds the Ace of Hearts card immediately wins the jackpot, which grows each week along with ticket sales.
The Lapeer Elks expect the jackpot on Monday to be around or even above $3,000.
Tickets cost $1 each and are available at Louie’s and the Lapeer Elks Lodge on East Nepessing Street in downtown Lapeer. Ticket sales end each week at 8 p.m. at Louie’s, Cash prizes are also available for finding other special cards.
For more information about the Lapeer Elks’ Ace of Hearts game, call the Elks Lodge at 810-664- 3216 or Louie’s Sports Tavern at 810-667-1500.
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