The Tillicum Park Flag Pole project was spearheaded by the Forks Lions Club with participation from the City of Forks and the Lloyd J. Allen Charitable Trust Fund, which made a substantial donation to the project. The Flag Pole Dedication Ceremony took place on April 27, 2019. This photo of the flag was taken on May 22, 2020, by Berlinda James.

The Tillicum Park Flag Pole project was spearheaded by the Forks Lions Club with participation from the City of Forks and the Lloyd J. Allen Charitable Trust Fund, which made a substantial donation to the project. The Flag Pole Dedication Ceremony took place on April 27, 2019. This photo of the flag was taken on May 22, 2020, by Berlinda James.

Forks Lions reach out to the community for flag support

  • Wed Sep 30th, 2020 3:12pm
  • News

Forks Lions club assumes financial responsibility for maintaining fresh, new flags on the Tillicum park’s popular new 80-foot tall flag pole.

To keep the flag looking fresh it must be replaced at least twice per year at a cost of $500 per flag. This is an on-going expense which Forks Lions club has agreed to take on.

The Forks Lions Club has a long history of supporting community projects on the West End. In return, the Club has enjoyed generous support from the public to help finance many of these projects.

The Club is now offering an opportunity for the public to directly participate in supporting the Tillicum Park flag pole and pavilion. If you have stopped by to take a look at the flag pole pavilion, you may have noticed the bricks, or pavers, that make up the floor of the pavilion.

Community members and businesses have been purchasing these engraved bricks from the Forks Lions Club to help offset the cost of purchase and construction of the flag pole pavilion.

Now with the on-going cost of keeping the flags looking good, the Club is reaching out to the public and asking for your participation.

There are several ways you can help:

• Purchase a brick for the pavilion for $50 with your name or a short message engraved.

• Make a cash contribution directly to the Forks Lions Club in support of new flags.

• Sponsor the purchase of a new flag to be flown for six months for $500. This sponsorship would include an engraved brick with your message.

If you are able to help Forks Lions Club with this project, contact Lion Secretary Josh Broo 360-640-0579 or Lion Treasurer Josh Christie 360-640-0724 for details. Or contact any Forks Lions Club member for more information.

Installation of the Tillicum Park flag pole and pavilion is one of the more recent community projects completed by the Forks Lions Club.

Over the years the club has served the community in many ways including the annual Quincy firewood-for-produce exchange bringing tons of food to our local food bank. The club delivers firewood to dozens of families each year.

Club members have built over forty wheelchair ramps over the last ten years. Forks Lions have supported local youth sports, they provide scholarships for graduating seniors, helped local citizens with hearing and sight needs, staffed the Forks Invitational High School track meet, made many improvements to Tillicum Park including building the “Ben Dome” shelter, installation of playground equipment and commemorative benches and hosting their famous Fourth of July salmon bake.

Forks Lions Club. “We Serve”.