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Flags raise money for local schools

Students from Sue Madigan’s fifth grade class at Scotten School got a special Election Day treat today: Time away from their classes to see the Flags Over the Foothills display on Main and Mill streets in Grass Valley.

The students walked to the clock tower this morning to check out the Stars and Strips and replicas of historical American flags, including the Betsy Ross and the Grand Union flags.

The flags were put up by the Grass Valley Schools Foundation for Arts and Science. Flag sponsors donated to the organization to support science and art education in city schools.

Teacher and foundation member Melissa Bryant explained the flags’ historical significance to the children. Foundation members also said they hope the display would help inspire a stronger sense of community.

The foundation usually puts up the flags on holidays ” when school is not in session. Madigan said the students typically don’t see the flag display because they are not in class, so she wanted to make the special trip today.


To contact Staff Photographer John Hart, e-mail johnh@theunion.com or call 477-4256.

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