The Coon Rapids American Legion is sprucing up the front of its post home on Crooked Lake Boulevard.
The two flagpoles have been painted by Legion member Jay LaMotte and new flags have been placed on the flagpoles.
Friday afternoon, the Coon Rapids Fire Department brought its ladder truck to replace the silver trunk on the smaller flag pole with a gold trunk.
Firefighter Kim Faddler placed the gold trunk on the smaller flag pole, but when she moved over to the larger pole where there was no trunk in place, she found out why – the hole on top of the pole was plugged.
Meanwhile, the Legion is working with Bachman’s to landscape the area around the flagpoles.
There are also plans to put in new lighting and replace or repaint the “American Legion Post 334” signs on the front of the post home, according to Dominic Sambrano, Coon Rapids American Legion commander.
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