This program is currently sold out. Please join the waiting list to be notified if and when additional spaces become available. Thank you!
The City of Avon Lake is introducing a new banner program to recognize, honor, and pay tribute to the men and women who are currently serving or have served in the Armed Forces from Avon Lake or have ties to Avon Lake.
Banners honoring our brave service men and women will proudly be displayed beginning Memorial Day through Veterans Day (May-November) on Avon Belden Road and Lake Road near Veteran’s Memorial Park, 32756 Lake Road, as a way for our community to express our gratitude for their service to our country.
Each banner will honor a specific service person with Avon Lake ties and will include their name, rank, branch of service, and photo. Banners are printed double-sided in color and measure 30” wide by 54” tall. Banners may be displayed for up to two consecutive seasons and will be presented to the honoree or sponsor after the designated display period.
To sponsor a banner, a completed application must be submitted to the Avon Lake Recreation Department for approval. Payment must be included with the application. A copy of the application is available by clicking the link below.
Banners are $125 for one season and $165 for two consecutive seasons. Payment can be made online or by phone using a credit/debit card, or in-person at Avon Lake City Hall. Checks are to be made payable to the City of Avon Lake.
**Once the application is approved, photographs may be submitted. No photos should be submitted until the application is approved.
Print Photographs are Preferred – Photographs ideally should be at least 8"x10" and not enlarged from a smaller printed original. However, smaller original photos may be submitted or brought in to be scanned. Images can be color, black & white, or sepia toned (brownish). It does not matter how old the photo is as long as it is clean and in focus.
Once approved, printed photographs will need to be scanned on a high-resolution scanner. Original photos will be returned.
Digital Photographs if Necessary – Images need to be at least 300dpi (high resolution) in a JPEG, TIF or PNG file format as RGB that would print clearly at an 8"x10" size. PLEASE DO NOT ENLARGE EXISTING IMAGES ELECTRONICALLY. Web images or cellphone shots of the original print ARE NOT acceptable. Images saved in any document other than JPEG, TIF or PNG are not usable.
Space is limited.
Dates and fees are subject to change without notification.