July 7, 2012

Citizens of the Week: Boys and Girls Clubs members

During several holidays throughout the year, the Whitfield County Courthouse lawn is transformed into a stirring display of patriotism.

Rows of American flags in their hues of red, white and blue decorate the grassy area there. Since the courthouse is at the corner of the busy intersection of Crawford Street and Thornton Avenue, scores of passersby can admire the beautiful arrangement while also reflecting on what makes the country so special.

But the flags don’t appear by themselves. It takes a dedicated group of volunteers to make this very special community exhibition happen.

This past Fourth of July, more than 80 people were involved in the unfurling and placing of the flags. The Dalton Lions Club, Kroger on Cleveland Highway and the Whitfield County Democratic Party were the host clubs along with the Rotary Club of Dalton and The United We Stand organization. American Legion Post 112 representatives help the event go smoothly.

A special group of youngsters gave a helping hand as well. Several members of the local  Boys and Girls Clubs of Gordon, Murray and Whitfield Counties removed the caps that protect the flag holes.

For their eagerness to help with an important community tradition, The Daily Citizen names Boys and Girls Clubs members Markari Blisset, Joyden Boston, Katlyn Edwards, Alondra Flores, Raylin Macon, Arianna Rodriguez, Jesus Rodriguez and Joiyla Ware Citizens of the Week.

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