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.
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.
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.