Distributing 10,000 flags at the Butte 4th of July Parade is a multi-stage event. On Friday July 1st a dozen or so Exchange Club members assembled at the meeting room at The Springs to unpack and assemble many buckets of flags in preparation for distribution on July 4th. Many hands and many buckets made short work of the project and the group quickly made its way to the next event of the evening– a hot dog and burger barbeque.
On July 4th about 22 Butte Exchange Club members and friends assembled at 9:00 AM in the parking lot across from the Civic Center to put the finishing touches on the decorations for the truck which served as our mobile flag distribution center. The group got underway passing out flags about 9:45 AM, 15 minutes before the official start of the Parade. 10,000 miniature flags later, the group finished the 2 plus mile route by about 11 AM. The group finished the morning by eating ice cream and watching the parade. The distribution of flags went smoothly and the Club can be proud of the size of the turn-out of members and friends!