The Hometown Heroes are coming.
Visiting Angels of Lackawanna County has been working alongside the borough since September of 2017. The committee consists of Mayor Herman Johnson, Council President Gerrie Carey, Councilman Patrick Williams and Visiting Angels representative Cyndi Colman.
The program serves as a tribute to recognize past and fallen men and women from the Clark Summit Borough who have served the country in the armed forces. Heroes must have been a Clarks Summit resident for 25 years or more to participate in the program.
The banners are 30 inches wide by 60 inches tall. Each individual banner will honor a specific Clarks Summit serviceman or woman and will include his or her picture, branch of service and era of service. Sponsors who may be friends, families or businesses will pay for the Hometown Heroes Banner. Sponsorship will be named on the banners. Banners will be displayed on the PPL poles around Clarks Summit Borough from Memorial Day, 2018, until Veteran’s Day, after which the banner will be returned to the sponsor.
Dedication will take place on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 following the parade, at the VFW on Winola Road in Clarks Summit. There will be a second opportunity to purchase a Hometown Hero Banner, to be hung for Flag Day, June 14. These flags will remain hung through Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11). The deadline for the second order of Hometown Hero Banners will be April 30.
For next year and further years to come, the plan is to increase the number of PPL poles to be used for the Hometown Heroes banners. At this time the Borough is only approved 22 poles this year.
The cost of $250 for sponsorship from friends, families or businesses includes the banner, fixtures, shipping, handling, taxes and rental of a bucket truck. Please note the group can only accept the first 44 applications until April 30, and applications will only be processed with a fully completed application, photo, DD214 form and a check or money order made payable to: “Clarks Summit Borough Hometown Heroes.”
Mail applications to:
Clarks Summit Borough
304 S. State St.
Clarks Summit, PA 18411