In The News: Flag Lady store passes from mother to daughter

From Jan 12, 2021: Columbus Dispatch

The Flag Lady's Store, a Clintonville institution for decades, has changed hands, from mother to daughter. 

Mary Leavitt, who founded the business by selling flags out of the trunk of her car in Illinois in 1980, has sold it to her daughter, Lori Leavitt Watson, who has has been involved in the business since nearly its beginning. 

“My journey began almost 38 years ago, hand-sewing and repairing flags in our basement,” said Watson in a news release announcing the ownership change.

“I’m excited to continue building the next generation of The Flag Lady’s Flag Store, because I believe that something as simple as a beautiful, quality flag has the power to rally people together, to celebrate and honor our points of pride, and to inspire hope in our community and our country.”

Read the full original story in the Columbus Dispatch.