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FFA decorates town with flags for 4th of July

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

Many folks might have been sleeping in July 4 to be ready for fireworks and other COVID-friendly festivities in the evening.

Members of the Slaton FFA however, were up at 6:30 a.m. picking up and distributing flags throughout the town.

They placed 300 flags in front of yards and businesses who had purchased a flag to place during several holidays  year round, from Memorial Day to July 4 to even Flag Day. They are in yards all day, and removed that evening.

Heather Stone, flag director, said this was a scholarship program for the FFA. “We have a certain amount of kids that are on each route,” she said, adding there are a total of seven in Slaton. “And for every year they get a certain amount of money that they participate.”

There are two more displays left in this year’s flag placement, but they will accept new  yards for next year.

For more information, please read the Thursday edition of the Slatonite.

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