Walton County to Host Bicentennial Kickoff Celebration  at Historic Courthouse Jan. 30

New Walton County flag will finish its journey from the State Capitol at 6 p.m. ceremony 

Walton County will host a Bicentennial Kickoff Celebration at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in the 2nd floor courtroom of the Walton County Historic Courthouse, located at 111 South Broad Street in Monroe.

The Bicentennial Kickoff Celebration will begin a yearlong series of events for the entire community in honor of the County’s 200th birthday in December. The program will feature musical selections by the Walton Proud Chorus and the George Walton Academy Band. The Walton County JROTC will lead the pledge of allegiance. Students from Youth Leadership Walton will present historical information about the County and read a proclamation in honor of the event.

The mayors of the cities of Between, Good Hope, Jersey, Loganville, Monroe, Social Circle, and Walnut Grove will present a new Walton County flag to Walton County Chairman Kevin Little and the Walton County Board of Commissioners. The new flag, which was commissioned in honor of the bicentennial, incorporates elements of the County’s current flag into an updated design. The flag will be brought to Walton County from the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta and will visit each of the County’s seven municipalities, where it will be flown from each city’s flagpole, before continuing on to its destination of Monroe, the seat of Walton County. The first stop will be the City of Loganville on Jan. 23.

“Walton County’s bicentennial year is a great opportunity for everyone in our County to come together to celebrate all that our community has to be proud of,” said Little. “We can use this milestone year as a time to reflect back on our rich history, as well as look forward to a very bright future.”

Upcoming bicentennial events include a Bicentennial Freedom Celebration on July 4, a Heritage Day Celebration at the William Harris Homestead in Campton on Oct. 6, and a Veterans Day Tribute at the Walton County Government Building on Nov. 12. The yearlong calendar of events will culminate with a 200th Jubilee Celebration and Christmas Open House at the Historic Courthouse on the anniversary of Walton County’s founding, Dec. 15.

For more information about the Walton County Bicentennial, please visit the Walton County Bicentennial website at www.walton200.com.

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