By Lindsey Pyburn
The money raised by this year’s Cookin’ in Central was used to support several different organizations. During their annual Gold Star Mothers banquet this year, $4000 of the total funds from Cookin’ was awarded to the local chapter of Blue Star Mothers. Blue Star Mothers dates back to World War I when the families of active duty military placed the Blue Star Flag in the windows of their homes. The group waned after World War II, but became popular again after 9/11. The tradition of using the Blue Star Flag is still observed amongst the members of the organization. The group gives the mothers of active duty military a place to connect with others going through the same situations and allows them to participate in activities that benefit current and past military personnel.
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