Flag Day Event at RHS 

Flag Day Event at RHS 

The Ridge Historical Society (RHS), 10621 S. Seeley, will be the location for a Flag Day celebration to remember the late Carl Spencer Fri., June 14, 7 p.m. Hostess is Elaine Spencer, Carl’s widow and the current president of RHS, will serve Hors d’oeuvres and wine and beer and non-alcoholic beverages 

A donation of $25 is suggested and proceeds will benefit RHS. Reservations are required; call 773-881-1675 or email ridgehistory@hotmail.com 

Carl Spencer was born on Flag Day 100 years ago. He was well-known in the community for his positive outlook and great stories. Spencer was a longtime community resident and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a strong supporter of RHS, serving on the Board for many years, as well as a member of Kiwanis and American Legion.  

Spencer was probably best known as an avid bicycle rider and racer, and for his crosscountry bike ride honoring the Marine Corps. On permanent display at RHS are one of Spencer’s racing bikes and other memorabilia. He died in 2010. Videos and pictures of Spencer will be on display during the Flag Day event and guests are invited to share their memories about Spencer. For more information, visit the Ridge Historical Society Facebook page.