June 6, 2010 in City

Fairfield events to mark its Flag Day centennial

From Staff Reports
 

Fairfield began celebrating Flag Day in 1910, so that calls for an extra-big celebration this year, Fairfield’s Flag Day centennial.

The southeast Spokane County town believes its 100 years of marking Flag Day is the longest streak in the country, although organizers aren’t sure how big the event was in the midst of the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918.

This year’s Flag Day celebration, which takes place Friday through June 13, will include the dedication of a new flagpole in front of the Southeast Spokane County Museum. That museum is housed in Fairfield’s old City Hall, which also turns 100 this year.

The weekend kicks off with a Fairfield/Liberty all-school reunion Friday evening at the Luxury Box event venue in Spokane Valley. Saturday’s events include a fun run, children’s and grand parade, concert and dance. On Sunday, June 13, there will be an archery competition, a community church service and an open house at Liberty High School.

For more information visit http://fairfieldflagday.com. For reunion details, call (509) 926-7215.

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