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The Freedom Fest committee, which raises money for the local All Veteran’s Memorial, in conjunction with Emporia Main Street is proud to offer you the opportunity to honor  a veteran or someone currently active in the military while at the same time celebrating Emporia as the founding city of Veteran’s Day. Because of space limitations, there is a change in this year’s banner sponsorship process.

For $200.00 you may purchase a banner with your chosen military member on it. The banners will then hang downtown for approximately one month in conjunction with Veteran’s Day activities for four consecutive years. After the four year term is completed, we will contact you to give you the opportunity to reauthorize a new banner.  The original banner is yours to keep after the initial four year run.

Emporia Main Street will hold a lottery drawing for 12 banner spots available for this year’s Veterans Banner project on July 1 in the Emporia Main Street office at 9:00 a.m.  We will live stream the drawing on the Emporia Main Street Facebook page.  Banners selected will submit additional information (picture) and payment by July 6th. Pictures in uniform are preferred in a high quality digital form. If you do not have a digital copy, please bring the picture to the Main Street office and we will digitize the photo and return it to you in an appropriate time frame.

Veterans Banner Form

Please return form by June 30th to Emporia Main Street 12 E. 5th, Emporia, KS 66801 or email back to [email protected]

Credit cards can be accepted. If you are selected during the banner raffle, you will have until July 6th to make your payment.

If payment is not secured, then you will be removed from the banner list.

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