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Meadowlark first graders enjoy Lions Club 'flag gift' tradition


February 24, 2021

Meadowlark first-graders pose with their new American flags given by the Chinook Lions Club. Adults standing each side of the first grade class are: (l-r) Meadowlark Principal Shane Bartschi; Lion President Richard Cronk and to the right of the students Meadowlark first grade teacher Tammy Edwards; MSU Northern student teacher Brooke Elliot and Lion Ben Hall.

Chinook Lions Club President Richard Cronk and member Ben Hall recently visited the Meadowlark Elementary first-grade class of teacher Tammy Edwards to talk about the American flag and give each student a small flag. Cronk told the first graders, "The Chinook Lions Club has been giving flags to students your ages for 40 to 50 years, we're not really sure when the tradition of giving flags began." Typically the small, desk-top American flags are presented to first graders around Presidents Day each year. This year the ceremony was actually on Presidents Day.

Before passing out the flags, Cro...

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