American flags were flying in Auburn for a week in May. The flags were put up Tuesday May 21, 2019 to honor Auburn Police Officer William (Will) Ray Buechner, Jr, who was killed on duty. The flags remained up all week until the evening of Memorial Day, May 27.
Officer Buechner was fatally wounded Sunday, May 19. His funeral was held Friday, May 25.
Auburn Civitans provided a rest stop for participants in the annual Bo Bikes Bama April 27. Over 1,000 cyclists rode in the event this year. About 700 of them did the 60–mile route, including the Civitan rest stop.
Each year, Bo hopes to inspire Alabamians and people across the country to lend their neighbors a helping hand. Money raised by Bo Bikes Bama goes to support the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund, specifically providing funds for the construction of community storm shelters across the state.
This year was especially relevant because of the March tornados that hit communities in Lee County.
Auburn Civitans support Lee County (and nearby communities) Special Olympics programs. In early March, the bowling meet was at the AMF Bowling Company in Auburn. In mid–March the swim meet was at the Opelika Sportsplex & Aquatics Center
Civitans cheered, smiled, hugged, and enjoyed the competitors, and provided snacks for everyone. We also provide bowling ramps for those who need help launching the heavy balls!
Flags were flying in downtown Auburn for Presidents Day, February 18, 2019.
The City of Auburn added flag holders to eight more light poles, bringing our total to 115 in downtown Auburn.
This project is a partnership of the Auburn Civitan Club, the Downtown Merchants Association, and the City of Auburn.
Flags were flying in downtown Auburn on January 21, Martin Luther King Day.
This project began in 1965 and is supported by the Auburn Civitan Club, the Auburn Downtown Merchants, and the City of Auburn.
Flags were flying in downtown Auburn for Independence Day 2018.
The flag display is a project of the Auburn Civitan Club, the Auburn Downtown Merchants, and the City of Auburn. Flags have been flying since 1965.