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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   
    Hometown Heroes is the theme of the FCCLA Chapter Service ceremony and program that are being planned in two stages next week.
    FCCLA members Duncan Brandt, Nicole Brandt and Geoffrey Mattson are including the community and students in a ceremony Tuesday, March 17, as well as a potato feed and program Thursday, March 19.
    A flag-burning ceremony conducted with Holyoke Boy Scout Troop 32, as well as a Hometown Heroes video and guest speakers will be included in the service project presentation.
    Community members who have tattered American flags which need to be retired are asked to take those to the Holyoke Enterprise office by Friday, March 13 so they can be part of the flag-burning ceremony.
    With freshmen and sophomores taking CSAP tests each morning next week, the Hometown Heroes Ceremony becomes a school activity Tuesday afternoon, March 17.
    Starting at 2 p.m., local musicians will perform patriotic music in the HHS auditorium to kick off the program. At 2:30 p.m., community members and students will witness a flag-burning ceremony on the south side of the HHS football field.
    The group will then return to the auditorium for a 3 p.m. Hometown Heroes video program which was produced by Brandt, Brandt and Mattson. It features unique and telling interviews with local citizens, as well as on-the-street conversations in Denver.
    A potato feed on Thursday, March 19 will allow the community a second opportunity to view the Hometown Heroes video. Additionally, guest speakers will be on the program agenda, and footage of the flag-burning ceremony will be shown, as well.
    Advance tickets must be purchased for the potato feed, which is scheduled from 6-7 p.m. Thursday in the HHS old gym. To purchase tickets, call the HHS office at 854-2284.
    The program will begin at 6:30 p.m., also in the old gym.