Walton County public information officer Diane Baggett gave an update to the journey of Walton County’s new flag in honor of the County’s Bicentennial as it continued its journey this week.
“After a flag lowering ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at Loganville City Hall, the new Walton County flag started the next leg of its journey across the County with a parade down Main Street led by the American Legion Honor Guard and Legion Riders. Loganville Christian Academy cross country runners, escorted by Loganville Police and Fire vehicles, carried the flag down Highway 78 to the Loganville city limits. The runners handed the flag off to Dabney Riding Academy owner and instructor Elizabeth Dabney who carried the flag on horseback accompanied by riding instructor Susanna Rogers carrying an American flag and escorted by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office to Walton County Fire Station 2 in Between,” Baggett said. “The flag was passed to Between Mayor Ashley Blackstone who helped raise the Walton County flag in front of the Fire Station where it will remained until Thursday, Jan. 25.”
On Thursday, the flag was lowered and mounted to a fire truck, which then took it to Walnut Grove City Hall. It was handed over by Blackstone to Mayor Lamar Lee at Walnut Grove City Hall. It flew overnight Thursday over the Walnut Grove City Hall and will continue its journey Friday. Click or tap on this link for details on the rest of its journey.