Pope Band is offering a wonderful service of installing American flags on the front lawns of subscribers during five patriotic holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th, September 11th and Veterans Day. The flags are 3’x5’ and on a 10’ pole. We are looking to expand into more neighborhoods within the Pope district this year and even to area businesses. If you feel your neighborhood would embrace the flag program please contact Gypsy Mims at PopeBandFlags@gmail.com. You do not have to live in one of our target neighborhoods to help! As we expand, we need more volunteers on the flag placement and removal team, as well as the pre-install team. Read on to find out more details.
Thanks in advance for your willingness to make Flags the next biggest fundraiser for the band! This one fundraiser has the potential to raise many thousands of dollars a year for the band with many subscribers renewing year after year, with funds that come from the community, not only from the band parents. The success of the flags fundraiser is only limited by the number of volunteers we get on our team. We need your help to make this program a huge success!
Let's help our neighbors in East Cobb display their patriotism and support our great band.
To volunteer or to ask any questions about the program contact Gypsy Mims at PopeBandFlags@gmail.com.
About the Flag Program:
We sell annual flag placement subscriptions to neighbors in the Pope High School district. We also hope to sell flags to businesses in the area. The flags are sold as an annual subscription at $40.00 each. The flags are then set up in the customers' yards during 5 patriotic holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th, September 11th, and Veteran’s Day.
Since this is an annual subscription service we hope that the customer continues to renew for years to come. If we provide a good product, the visual will be great and will allow the customer to support the band while displaying their patriotism.
Goal: We just started this program in 2015 and 40 flags were sold at first. Our goal for this year is to sell 200 flag subscriptions and we are more than half way there! Every year, we plan to increase the number of flags subscriptions we sell!
How You Can Help: Flag placement and removal team (adults and students can do this), pre-install team, neighborhood outreach. If you feel your neighborhood would embrace the flag program please contact Gypsy Mims at PopeBandFlags@gmail.com. The possibilities for this fundraiser are only limited by the number of houses in the Pope district.
Flag placement and removal teams: We need teams of volunteers to put out the flags and take them down for each patriotic holiday. With enough volunteers, it should only take about 1½ hours to set up and 1 hour to take down the flags. We will meet in a central location and each team will be given their flags and a list of addresses that are in the same general area to keep the driving to a minimum. Installations of the flag holder in the yard are already done by the pre-install team and the curb is painted to make it easy to find. Teams can have adults and students. You do not have to live in the neighborhood to help! To be on a team, please contact Gypsy Mims at PopeBandFlags@gmail.com. Thank you in advance!
Pre-install team: The pre-installers attach the flag to the flag pole section using a drill press and zip-ties, cut lengths of PVC tubing, and most importantly, install the PVC tube into the yard of new subscribers and mark the curb so the installers can find the spot! These jobs can be done on your own schedule. To help with any aspect of pre-installation, contact us at PopeBandFlags@gmail.com.
Can I earn Community Service hours? Yes, Pope students can earn community service hours for volunteering for the flag placement/removal dates!
When are volunteers needed? Once we have the exact flag placement/removal dates, we will contact our list of volunteers. Figure late May, about a week before Memorial Day for the 1st one. Removal the following week. Pre-install team members are needed immediately!