Interboro Hometown Heroes Banner Program

  • Hometown Heroes Banner Program Information & Instructions

    • First things to note:

      • Cost of banner: $80.00 each

      • Interested parties should begin process to acquire DD214 document (can be pulled from this government website if family doesn't have a copy). Note: A veteran has to have been honorably discharged, which will be noted on the DD form.

      • Veterans can be alive or have passed, but they or their families should have resided or are still currently residing in the Interboro communities of Glenolden, Norwood, Prospect Park, or Tinicum Township.

      • Banners will be placed on main streets first on telephone poles. Then secondary streets. We will not be able to honor location requests except for the follow: some families have asked for a physical location for deathly sick Veteran. This will be considered an extraordinary event and will have to be decided at the Boro/Twp level

    • Interested parties should

      • 1) Fill out the application online and this paper copy for your records. 

      • 2) Provide a professional quality picture. 5 x7 is the best option. If you have film, negatives, or another size photo, it may be best to go to a pharmacy - i.e., CVS - to create the required copy. We will need a good copy for our records. The Veteran should be in uniform. Picture can be black and white or color

      • 3) Gather info together and place in envelope (do not bend picture),  Application, picture, DD form and check for $80.00 made out to Norwood American Legion Post 507/banners.  Please include any special requests as well (see 5 above).

      • 4) Deliver to closest location:

        • the local Boro/Twp buildings

        • the American Legion or VFW posts

        • Interboro School District Administration Building mailbox

     

    The goal is to have all banner orders done by end of March and banners hung before Memorial Day. But this is based on weather and other outside events not impacting program!

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    UPDATE: The drawing WAS held on Saturday, January 30, 2022. Thank you for your participation!

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    The Interboro Military Tribute Banners Program provides  an  opportunity for  members  of the community to purchase a military recognition banner to commemorate the service of one of our many local veterans. The plan is to have the banners displayed throughout the Interboro community before Memorial Day 2022.

    To make the digitally printed, full color vinyl banners more affordable, raffle tickets will be sold throughout the Interboro communities for a chance to win:

    1st Prize:    1 Week stay for up to 10 people in “The Hideout”*, a private home in the Poconos. PLUS, a $500 gift card to Kalahari indoor waterpark. Value—$2,600

    2nd Prize: 1 Weekend stay for up to for up to 10 people in “The Hideout”, a private home in the Poconos. PLUS, a $200 gift card to Happy Trails Riding (horseback riding). Value—$800

    3rd Prize:   A Basket of Cheer. Value—$200

    TERMS: Winners must give a minimum of 4 months notice to guarantee the property is available during requested timeframe. Offer is excluded during holiday weeks. Winners are liable for any damages that are caused during stay.

    Tickets are $20** each. The drawing will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2022, at the Norwood American Legion Post 507. Tickets will be available at the Boro Offices (checks only; payable to Norwood American Legion Post 507 Banners) and cash or checks will be accepted at the following Posts:

    • Glenolden American Legion Post 566
    • Norwood American Legion Post 507
    • Norwood VFW Post 7213
    • Essington VFW Post 4845

    Other community organizations will be selling tickets as well. Our goal is for 2,000 tickets (or more) to be sold.  The  banner  program will  also  be  happy to  accept  donations payable  to Norwood American Legion Post 507 Banners (tax exempt 501C donation).

    For more information about the banner program or the raffle, click here:  Fundraiser Raffle Information or contact Pat Quinn at: pat.j.quinn317@gmail.com.

    *For more information about The Hideout, please visit their website at: www.hideoutassoc.com

    **50% of the proceeds go towards the funding of the banners. Balance is payment for raffle prizes.

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  • Contact Information

    For questions concerning the program, qualifications or application issues, please contact Patrick Quinn via email at pat.j.quinn317@gmail.com

  • **Application**

    Application

    Please select the above link to fill out an application declaring interest in participating in this program. 

  • About

    Interboro's Hometown Hero Banner Program recognizes Veterans of the community who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces through banners displayed as tribute throughout the boroughs. 

    Please be aware, that this project is actively being worked on and as such, this website will be the ideal place to see updates (webmaster, as of December 14, 2021).

  • Banner Dimensions and Locations

    Locations displayed - Designated streets will be Updated Shortly

    Size/dimensions of banner - 24 inches wide x  48 inches high

    Price - $80.00 each

  • Who Qualifies?

    To qualify, a Veteran, living or deceased, must have had a connection to the boroughs of Prospect Park, Norwood, Glenolden or Tinicum, having lived or currently living in the area. Additionally, those may qualify who have a family in the bouroughs (lives or lived in the township or is an immediate family member of someone who lives in the township). Also, individuals qualify if they were honored on war memorials within the community and Veterans recommended by Organized Veterans Groups, such as, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Marine Corps League, Vietnam Veterans of America, etc.