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Quincy Flag Fundraiser Quadruples Goal

WGIL Newsroom . State News 162

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — It took less than a week for Quincy residents to quadruple the fundraising goal for replacing 70 U.S. flags on light poles in the city’s business district.

The Quincy Herald-Whig reports Tuesday that a commerce organization’s goal of $1,500 brought in $6,000.

Travis Brown is executive director of The District, formerly known as the Historic Quincy Business District. He says the campaign was only launched July 9.

Donations included $1,500 from the Quincy Tea Party and $1,500 from local family members of the late Col. Kenneth G. Swan of South Orange, New Jersey.

Brown says there is so much money available the group will likely be able to add flags and won’t have to buy more for at least five years.

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