Walton County’s new flag in honor of the Bicentennial makes its first stop in Loganville

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The newly-revealed Walton County flag began its journey from the Georgia State Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, beginning with a proclamation signed by state Reps. Tom Kirby, R-Loganville and Bruce Williamson, R-Monroe. It then began its tour, accompanied by Walton County Chairman Kevin Little and Walton Bicentennial Committee Chairman Shane Short.

Walton County Chairman Kevin Little accepted a resolution today from Georgia State Representatives Bruce Williamson and Tom Kirby in Governor Nathan Deal’s office recognizing Tuesday, January 30, 2018, as Walton County Bicentennial Celebration Day. Georgia State Senator Bill Cowsert, Georgia State Senator Burt Jones, and Vickie Williamson were also in attendance. Accepting the resolution with Chairman Little on behalf of Walton County were Sheriff Joe Chapman, County Clerk Leta Talbird, and Tax Commissioner Derry Boyd. Accepting on behalf of the Walton County Bicentennial Committee were Committee Chair and Development Authority of Walton County Executive Director Shane Short and Development Authority of Walton County Economic Development Coordinator Dessa Morris.

The new Walton County flag will visit each of the County’s seven municipalities before ending its journey at the Bicentennial Kickoff Celebration at the Historic Walton County Courthouse on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. The ceremony marks the beginning of a yearlong calendar of events planned for the entire community.

“After leaving the Capitol, the new Walton County flag was taken to Loganville for a flag raising ceremony and reception. The flag was given an escort by Loganville police from the city limits of Loganville to Loganville City Hall,” Walton County public information officer Diane Baggett said in a press release.

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The flag now flies beneath the American Flag above Loganville City Hall where it will remain until 9 a.m. Wednesday when a parade will start it on its journey to Between. It will be lowered and then paraded up Main Street where local school cross county team members will run the flag along Highway 78 east to the city limits. From there, the flag will be taken by horseback by members of Dabney Riding Academy to the Town of Between for its next stop along the tour. Riding instructor and owner Elizabeth Dabney will carry the bicentennial flag and fellow riding instructor Susanna Rogers will carry an American flag along the highway.

 

 

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