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Eldorado Garden Study Club donates Illinois bicentennial flag to library

  • Pictured with Mayor Rocky James (center) are club members (left to right) Esther Bornert, Dana Keating, Lennie Upchurch, Rona Bramlet, Marilyn Ellis, Susan Justice, Liz Garrett, Susan Mills, Jan Cleveland, Marilyn King, Donna Hearn, Dixie Long, Jeanne Warren, Ellen Butler, Carole Schneider and Cynthia Drone.

    Pictured with Mayor Rocky James (center) are club members (left to right) Esther Bornert, Dana Keating, Lennie Upchurch, Rona Bramlet, Marilyn Ellis, Susan Justice, Liz Garrett, Susan Mills, Jan Cleveland, Marilyn King, Donna Hearn, Dixie Long, Jeanne Warren, Ellen Butler, Carole Schneider and Cynthia Drone.
    Courtesy of Dana Keating

  • Pictured raising the flag are club member and library board member Susan Justice (left) and Library Assistant Director Mariam Richardson.

    Pictured raising the flag are club member and library board member Susan Justice (left) and Library Assistant Director Mariam Richardson.
    Courtesy of Dana Keating

 
Submitted by Eldorado Garden Study Club
Posted on 11/27/2018, 3:09 PM

ELDORADO -- On Oct. 18, the Eldorado Garden Study Club met at the Eldorado Memorial Library to raise the Illinois Bicentennial flag donated by the club to the library.

Special guests included Eldorado Mayor Rocky James and Library Assistant Director Miriam Richardson. Susan Justice, club member and library board member, served as master of ceremonies and provided some historical highlights of Illinois. After the flag raising, the group then walked and viewed the nearby Avenue of Honor, which was created by the club to honor members of the armed services serving during our country's military conflicts and wars, as well as those serving in times of peace. Liz Garrett shared with the group the history of the establishment of the memorial by the club in 2007.