By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
First graders in four Northeast Portland schools can proudly wave the Stars and Stripes, thanks to the Hollywood Lions Club.
The club has presented miniature American flags to 340 first graders at Roseway Heights, Laurelhurst, Jason Lee and Hollyrood schools. Members also gave 10-minute presentations about the flag to the students, said club president Jack Alvord.
An objective of the program is for Lions to take an active role in the civic, social, cultural and moral welfare of their community, Alvord said, and to promote the principles of good government and good citizenship.
In addition to Alvord, club members giving the presentations included Bill Stout, Arlene Halvorson and Mel Trotter.