NEXT MEETING, TUE, NOV 7, 2023, 6PM, EL CAPITAN UPSTAIRS. AVAILABLE ON GOOGLE MEET.
The Big Flag is—very, very, very big, measuring 60 by 30 feet. During the annual Armed Forces Day (AFD) parade, it is the last entry. Dignitaries, AFD volunteers and parade attendees help carry the flag down Main St. to Veteran’s Park. The Big Flag was the brain child of long-time MC resident Dave Ferguson. It’s inaugural raising at Veteran’s Park occurred during AFD 2005.
“Cecil the Sea Serpent” was inspired by the legend of the mysterious “Taogwa,” the Walker Lake serpent legend of the Walker River Paiute Tribe on the North shore of Walker Lake. In 1964, Naval Ammunition Depot (NAD) Captain W. W. Schweer and his wife initiated plans for a replica ceremony, thus Cecil was born. The sea serpent continues to be Mineral County’s Ambassador to the world.
AT FINANCIAL HORIZONS
CREDIT UNION IN HAWTHORNE
•Deposit directly into The Big Flag or Cecil accounts while at FHCU.
•Set up a Direct Deposit at your bank to FHCU.
Ex: $5 each month, or one direct deposit each year.
•Mail donation to: FHCU
PO Box 2288 Hawthorne, NV 89415
Make check/money order payable to:
MCNV Chamber of Commerce
In the memo section, please write either Big Flag or Cecil. This insures your donation is not deposited into the Chambers general account.
•Zelle and other pay services are not currently available.
•We will be offering on-line service for donations, membership and Chamber merchandise in the near future.