When you hear the term “Fly Your Flag” what do you think of? Well, in Hopkins County during Thanksgiving season, it means school pride, pride in community and generous hearts. ‘Fly Your Flag’ has become a fun, competitive way to raise money for needed hospital equipment to better serve the local community. This year’s event is slightly different than in years past and has some very positive perks built in!
Along with a planning committee made up of Charles Helm, Michael Lamb, Mikki Eddins and Holly Ragan, and Meredith Caddell, who is CEO of the Hopkins County Healthcare Foundation, re-vamped the Fly Your Flag event and opened it up to a larger cross-section of persons who love their college alma maters! Basically, the college who raises the most money on ‘Fly your Flag’ Day gets to have their college colors flown above the Hopkins County Courthouse for a whole week. That’s still true, and to add to that, now a $1,000 scholarship will go to each of the top three fundraising schools, to be awarded to deserving students selected by the local alumni associations. So it’s a win/win for everyone!
There will be exactly 200 opportunities to donate money to the Fly Your Flag fundraising campaign during the morning hours of Tuesday November 20, 2018. Meredith and volunteers will be on the downtown Celebration Plaza at the Donation Wall, taking phone pledges and walk-up pledges. So don’t get left out! And in the New Year when you or someone close to you gets the benefit of the new 3D Mammogram machine with Biopsy Option, Bone Density Testing equipment and Ultra Sound department in the new Women’s Center at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs, you will know why ‘Fly Your Flag’ is so dear to the hearts of the community. Additionally, “naming opportunities” are still open for persons who would like their donations to carry the name of a loved one upon a door or a department at the new center. For more information and other donation opportunities, see the website hopkinscountyhealthcarefoundation.com or phone the Foundation office for details at 903-885-2961.