EXCHANGE STRENGTHENS AMERICA’S FAMILIES Print
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Written by Dave Fairweather   
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 14:25

The Exchange Club of the Quad Cities passed out free flags at this year’s Boo at the Zoo event at Niabi Zoo on October 27. The Exchange Club handed out more than 1600 flags to the trick-or-treaters who came to the zoo for an early Halloween celebration on the chilly Saturday morning. The Exchange Club partnered with the Child Abuse Council of the Quad Cities to make sure all the little goblins received their very own American flag.

Established as a national Exchange project in 1981, GiveAKidAFlagToWave helps young Americans cultivate a deeper sense of patriotism and to heighten young American’s and appreciation for our country’s flag.

Background

The National Exchange Club, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is an all-volunteer, national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills and enjoy new friendships. Exchange has over 21,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

The Exchange Club mission is to work together to make our communities better places to live through child abuse prevention, community service, service to youth, and promotion of Americanism.

The Exchange Club of Quad Cities is a local chapter of the national organization. The club meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at The Windmill Restaurant in East Moline, Illinois. Social time begins at 6:00 PM with dinner following at 6:30 PM. Guests are always welcome to attend any meeting. For membership information, call Bob Dixon at 797-5705.

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