Flags decorate Ninth Street Hill as part of ‘A Festooned Fourth’

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The red, white and blue is out in full display near Lafayette’s downtown after some help from volunteers Thursday.

A Festooned Fourth is the annual Independence Day tradition for the historic Ninth Street Hill Neighborhood. Some residents as well as members of the Jeff High School cross country team decorated the area with more than 600 Star Spangled Banners and more than 40 historical flags dating back to before the U.S. was even a country.

“It’s just a fun thing to do with friends. It’s nice to make the community show spirit for the 4th of July,” said Jeff High School cross county captain Daniel Feltis. “Once you put up the flags, you know it’s time. You’re getting in that time of the year. It’s one of the biggest things I do for the 4th of July, so it’s pretty cool.”

This is the 25th year for the flag display. You can find more information by clicking here.

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