Newton Flag Project to host community meetings
A Newton Flag Steering Committee has been created under the advisement and approval of the Newton City Commission with a goal to formalize a public campaign to create an official Newton flag that will be available to the community for public use.
Three community meetings will be held to receive input from the community regarding the town history, symbolism, and traits that they feel are imperative in representing Newton in flag form. The committee will also be sharing initial outlines and guidance regarding creating flag designs to the community at large. Overall the city flag campaign will have several stages, including community meetings to formalize community input, after which, a set of guidelines and guidance will be released, submissions of flag designs will be received, public voting held to determine top tier of submitted designs, and a panel of community members will vote on the final city flag design.
The final design will be revealed to the public at an area event in the fall. The winning designer will be awarded a cash prize.
The Community Meetings are scheduled as follows:
- 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14, Meridian Center, 1420 E Broadway Ct, Newton; (Meeting will be broadcast on Facebook live)
- 7 p.m. Thursday, June 18, Facebook Live – Online-only event. Follow the Newton Flag Project on Facebook to watch and interact with questions and ideas.
- 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, Wild Prairie Event Center, 1610 SE 3rd St, Newton.
Follow the Newton Flag Project on Facebook or contact Erin McDaniel with the City of Newton, 316-284-6055, with any questions.