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Ellington middle schooler's flags lead to big check for children in need

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Emily Bowman and her donation check. (Family photo) Emily Bowman and her donation check. (Family photo)
ELLINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

A middle school student from Ellington who made American flags out of wooden pallets will be delivering a big check to help children in need.

Emily Bowman, 12, said she raised $1,000 for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Her father sent a photo to Eyewitness News of her posing with the check over the weekend.

Emily said she used her parents' garage to paint the flags out of donated wood pallets.

She said she sold them for $25 each and made about 50 flags.

When Eyewitness News originally broadcast the story two weeks ago, she thought she would raise about $200.

To her surprise, she raised a lot more than that.

Emily said she'll deliver the money sometime this week.

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