Flags installed for charity run for historic church renovation

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Feather flags announcing the upcoming 5K Firecracker Run on July 4 were received by the Oakdale Historical Society and charity leaders this Saturday, April 16.

An incredibly windy day, the feather flags shook feverishly while on display.

The flags will eventually frame the start and finish lines at the gates in front of the Bourne Mansion.

All proceeds from the run will go towards the restoration/replacement of St. John’s (the second-oldest church in Suffolk County located in Oakdale) windows, which include original colonial period glass as well as stained glass from a Brooklyn church that are from France.

“Dave Chan, our race coordinator, has really taken the lead in this; under his direction we have really been taking step after step in making this spectacular,” said MaryAnn Almes, president of the Oakdale Historical Society.

Sayville Running Company has signed on as official timers for the event in July.

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