School staff wash flags for cemetery

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Marshalltown High School staff member Jerri Hill is pictured washing flags at the Roundhouse on May 26. The flags were dirtied from an early morning storm on May 26 at Riverside Cemetery. Hill and Tiffany Davis washed approximately 150 flags to get them ready for Memorial Day weekend.

When asked to help, two Marshalltown High School athletic department equipment managers and custodians answered the call on May 26.

More than 200 American flags from Riverside Cemetery, which were put in place for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, were dirtied after an early morning storm.

A volunteer at the cemetery who knew about the laundry services at the MHS Roundhouse contacted Activities Director Craig Huegel. He agreed and equipment managers/custodians Jerri Hill and Tiffany Davis washed approximately 150 flags starting the afternoon of May 26. Other community members also took flags to wash as well from Riverside to clean more than 200 flags total.

“It’s cool to help them out like this,” Hill said.

Huegel felt a little guilty for not consulting Hill and Davis before agreeing for the flags to be delivered to the Roundhouse laundry room, but knew the pair who he called “awesome” employees would come through.

Riverside Cemetery General Manager Dorie Tammen was grateful for their work.

“How wonderful of them to do that,” Tammen said.

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Jerri Hill, left, and Tiffany Davis

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