Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Flag Day breakfast features presentation from ‘The Flag Man’
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center will host a Flag Day Breakfast at 8 a.m. Thursday, June 14, at the center, 1120 S. Boundary St.
Sponsored by the NC Central Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), and the Rufty-Holmes Men’s Breakfast Club, the event is open to the public.
After a full buffet breakfast provided by C.W.’s Catering, a program on Flag Day will be presented by John Andringa, known affectionately in his home in Gastonia as “The Flag Man.”
Andringa is an avid vexillologist (flag collector) who frequently speaks to schools, Scout and civic groups, sharing his knowledge and extensive collection of flags. His story has been featured in Southern Living magazine.
Andringa’s collection goes back more than 20 years, starting when his wife bought an old flag at a flea market. Now Andringa’s collection numbers more than 60, all with their own history and story.
For reservations, call the center at 704-216-7714.
Cost is $5 per person at the door.
Golden anniversary luncheon is June 20
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center will host its second annual recognition luncheon for local couples married 50 or more years at noon, Wednesday, June 20, at the Center on South Boundary Street.
There will be a buffet luncheon by Debbie Suggs followed by a talk from Landis native storyteller/author Buddy Strickland on his new book entitled “Dreamweaver.”
The event is sponsored by Trinity Oaks Retirement Community and is free to those who pre-register by calling the center at 704-216-7714.