Meadowlark First Graders receive American flags on Presidents Day


February 28, 2024

Meadowlark Elementary first graders are pictured with their American flags given out on the recent Presidents Day by the Chinook Lions Club. No one is really sure when the flag giveaway began but senior club members think the tradition began at least 40+ years ago. First graders at some surrounding rural schools also receive the flags from the Chinook club. Bridgette Brennan, left of students in the photo, and Tammy Edwards, not pictured and still recovering from an illness, are the first grade teachers this year. Lion Sam French presented flag information to the students and Lions Jay Eslick and Jack Mattingly also helped with the annual program.

Five Chinook Lions Club members visited Meadowlark Elementary in Chinook and handed out 20 American flags to first graders on Presidents Day last Monday. For some local families it's a third generation receiving the desktop stick flags. Lions Club members say handing out the flags is a 40-plus year tradition. Some surrounding first graders in country schools also receive the flags. First grade teachers at Meadowlark this year are Brigette Brennan and Tammy Edwards. Mrs. Edwards is teaching a split class of first and second graders this year.

Before the flag handing out ceremony and the end of...

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