Groveport unfurls new city flag

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By Rick Palsgrove
Southeast Editor

Groveport Mayor Lance Westcamp (left) and city council members Ed Rarey, Donna Drury, Jean Ann Hilbert, Shawn Cleary, Becky Hutson and Ed Dildine pose with the city’s new flag.
Groveport Mayor Lance Westcamp (left) and city council members Ed Rarey, Donna Drury, Jean Ann Hilbert, Shawn Cleary, Becky Hutson and Ed Dildine pose with the city’s new flag.

Groveport’s new city flag is ready to fly.

“The new city flags are here,” said Groveport City Councilman Ed Dildine as he presented the new city flag to Groveport City Council and Mayor Lance Westcamp in November.

The flag replaces the existing brown and tan city flag that had been in use since 1989.

“I think the new flag looks great,” said Dildine. “The Flag Lady flag store did an outstanding job. I couldn’t be more pleased on how they turned out.”

The new flag features a dark green border and the existing circular city logo. The logo consists of images of the famed stallion, Cruiser; the Heritage Park 1815 era log house; and the Ohio and Erie Canal covered bridge that once stood on Main Street in the mid-19th century. The logo is dark green and centered on a white field. The phrase “Central Ohio’s Hometown” is arched in black lettering above the logo. Green was chosen because the city uses that color for official purposes.

Dildine said stitched versions of the flag will be displayed at high traffic areas in the city, including the Groveport City Council chambers, Groveport Town Hall, Groveport Recreation Center, Groveport Police Department, and The Links at Groveport golf course.

He said two-sided, printed versions of the new flag will be displayed at the public works facility, Crooked Alley KidSpace, other sections of Town Hall, the senior center, the building department, the Franklin County Board of Elections and the Franklin County Engineer’s Office.

“These (two-sided print version) flags will mostly, if not all, will be inside flags to make them last,” said Dildine.

Residents may purchase a one-sided, 3 x 5 foot, print version of the new flag for $30 at Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St., according to Dildine. Flags are available for sale now. For information call 836-3333.

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