Farmington Emblem Club will place flags at veterans’ graves in Augusta

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FARMINGTON — The Farmington Emblem Club 460 met recently, with a potluck dinner preceding the meeting.

The meeting was opened with the stationing of the U.S. flags. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited, the National Anthem sung and opening prayer was given by Quinnale Kinsey.

There will be several flag folding ceremonies coming up during the summer. The first will be on Sunday, June 13, at the Skowhegan Elks Lodge.

Flags were placed on the graves of departed members on May 19.

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On Saturday, May 29, members will go to Augusta to help place flags on the graves of the veterans. It was announced the the Farmington Elks and the American Legion will observe Flag Day at the Legion on June 13.

The April blood drive was a success. Emblem members visited nursing homes, visited and cooked for the ill, attended the Franklin Memorial Hospital Axillary meeting and worked on the Blueberry Festival, coming up in August.

Member’s night out will be Thursday, June 10, at Calzolaio’s

The club voted to give three $500 scholarships to area schools and two $250 scholarships. Winners of the monthly raffles were: Mabel Cox, mystery gift; Nancy Chase, 50/50; and Agatha Forsyth, who was not present, pot of gold.

The annual Father’s Day breakfast will be on Sunday, June 20.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, June 3. At the meeting, the new Member of the Year will be announced.

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