Island Senior: New Flag at the Mullis Center Honors Margret Lackey

Posted July 31, 2020 at 5:30 am by

John Lackey, Shannon Lackey, Megan Mulhall with daughters Mia and June raising the new flag - Contributed photo

A new flag is fly­ing over the Mullis Cen­ter. The flag is a gift to the Mullis Cen­ter from the fam­i­ly of Mar­gret Lack­ey in hon­or of their moth­er, grand­moth­er, and great-grandmother.

Not only has the Lack­ey fam­i­ly pro­vid­ed the Mullis Cen­ter with a new flag, they also gen­er­ous­ly over­saw long need­ed repairs to the flag pole replac­ing the dam­aged lan­yard and installing a solar light at the top to illu­mi­nate the flag for 24 hour display.

My moth­er, Mar­gret Lack­ey, loved liv­ing in Fri­day Har­bor and she LOVED the Senior Cen­ter.” said her daugh­ter Mar­i­lyn (LaBar/Krabbe) Nas­man.“It pro­vid­ed her friend­ships, belong­ing, and pur­pose as she dili­gent­ly worked in the fundrais­ing cam­paigns for the Mullis Cen­ter.“ Lack­ey, an active mem­ber since the days when senior lunch­es were served at the old Gray Top Inn at the Fair­grounds, worked tire­less­ly for 18 years fundrais­ing to make the Mullis Cen­ter a reality. 

New Flag at Mullis Center - Contributed photo

Devout­ly patri­ot­ic Lack­ey was giv­en the hon­or of hoist­ing the Amer­i­can flag over the cen­ter grounds for the first time. “Mom proud­ly raised the first flag on that flag pole. The first flag was giv­en to the Cen­ter by our then rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Jack Met­calf, it had flown over our nation’s cap­i­tal.”

Hear­ing that plans were afoot to get the Mullis Cen­ter flag-pole back in oper­at­ing order, islander Car­ol Marston men­tioned it to oth­er friends who sup­plied a new doc­u­ment­ed flag that also has flown over the nation’s capital.

In keep­ing with the fam­i­ly lega­cy and tra­di­tion John Lack­ey (Margret’s son) with his daugh­ters Shan­non Lack­ey of Den­ver, Col­orado and Megan Mul­hall of Sacra­men­to, Cal­i­for­nia plus Megan’s daugh­ters Mia and June were the first to raise our beau­ti­ful new flag.

Many thanks to the Lack­ey family!

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