American flag exchange at Scheels this week

Reported by: Jaime Hayden
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Updated: 6/30/2014 6:31 pm
SPARKS, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- The Fourth of July holiday is almost here, so if you are looking to get into the spirit of Independence Day, one local store has you covered.

If you need a new American flag, head to Scheels in Sparks with your old one. "For a lot of people, especially with the Fourth of July coming up, they'll just want a new flag to hang at their house or flag pole or out front on their banister or whatever it may be," said Scheels Assistant Store Leader Steve Flint.

Flint said the company is holding a flag exchange event this week as a way to reach out to the community. "We've got a lot veterans and ex-military people that work here in this store, as well as company-wide. It's a chance for us, again, to do something for the community and it means a lot to a lot of people that work here."

The event officially begins Tuesday. If you want a new flag in time for Independence Day, all you have to do is bring your old flag to the store, and you exchange it for only 10 dollars. If you do not need a new flag, but want to properly get rid of an old one, Scheels is also offering an unlimited flag drop-off.

"But again, it’s a chance they can bring all their old or tattered flags back and have them disposed of properly by Boy Scouts, VFW or American Legion," said Flint.

You can also get some tips at the event. "You know it's one of those things that a lot of people don't know how a flag is supposed to be properly handled or taken care of," said Flint. "So again, it's a bit of an educational thing too."

Pre-registration is not required, and the flag exchange is limited to the first 100 customers. The event is 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday, located at 1200 Scheels Drive in Sparks.

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mechmike12 - 7/1/2014 6:06 AM
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hhmm.. i would venture to say those flags are most likely made in china. and it is just an advertisement for scheels, not a service to the community.

angeloschild - 6/30/2014 9:24 PM
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Yep, and you can probably get a new flag almost anywhere for around ten dollars without going all the way out there. It would be news if they were exchanging a new flag for your old one for free. That would be doing the community a service. And limiting the exchange to only the first 100 customers? They are just hoping you will come to pay to exchange your flag, and do some more shopping in their store since you are already there.

taxpaying mom - 6/30/2014 8:06 PM
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Only the first 100 customers? This is not a news article its a giant ad for Scheels.

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