Archive for Friday, September 21, 2001

T-shirts on sale at football game

September 21, 2001

T-shirts to commemorate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be on sale at Friday's football game, at 7 p.m. at Laws Field.

The Eudora Fire Department will also sell the shirts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the corner of 14th and Church Streets.

On the front, the shirts say "Remember our Fallen Brothers and Sisters: Sept. 11, 2001" with a large American flag. On the back, the shirt lists the names of area police and fire departments involved. They come in children's sizes medium and large, and adults sizes medium to extra large, and cost $10. An adults double extra large runs $12.

Accounts at Douglas County Bank branches can take donations from those who want to contribute to the cause but don't want a T-shirt.

Douglas County Sheriff's Department Lt. Doug Woods, also a Eudora city council member, got together with a Lawrence firefighter, Doug Green, to make T-shirts commemorating the loss. The profits from the T-shirts will go to the New York Public Service Relief Fund to help out other police officers and firefighters and their families.

Eudora, Baldwin, Lawrence, and other area authorities are selling the shirts as well.

Woods ordered 1,500 earlier in the week, and anticipated ordering more.

"Doug Green and I said we wished we could do something," Woods said. "We're kind of removed from it here in Lawrence. A lot of these guys lost their lives doing their jobs."

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