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Originally posted September 24, 2012
Color guard volunteers give hundreds of hours to sew flags
JENKS - They may not be as legendary as Betsy Ross, but scores of women across the area are busy sewing flags for their daughters who dance and twirl flags for their high school color guard units.
"You don't think of what goes on behind the scenes to put together a show," said Robyn Brown, whose daughters, Kelly, a senior, and Becky, a sophomore, are members of the Jenks color guard.
With 25 guard members who each need three flags every season, it's fair to say the seamstresses are a bit busy.
"We spend hours and hours and hours on end sewing," Brown said.
It takes six hours to make just one 56-by-48-inch silk flag. To make the process more efficient, Brown said, the flag crew has set up an assembly line where they sew one piece to another piece, then do the same for the next flag and the next.
Read more from this Tulsa World article at http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20120922_19_A15_CUTLIN409265