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Vets banners effort resumes, with support from Rotary Club


April 7, 2021

JIM AND LISA GOURLEY hold one of the veterans banners that are hung along Main Street.

Four years into the Hero Banner project, which has resulted in the hanging of dozens of banners portraying local veterans on power poles along Highway 20 in Sweet Home, the founders are getting help.

Jim and Lisa Gourley started the project in 2017, working with the Community Health Committee to offer street banners to honor those who are serving or have served in the military and police officers and firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty.

"We've been working on it for four years," Jim Gourley said last week. "I believe we have 88 at last count."

The goal is to have 100 banners...

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