Golden to Honor New City Flag in Flag-Raising Ceremony
Golden, Colo. — July 16, 2012 — The City of Golden will celebrate the adoption of a new city flag at a flag-raising ceremony at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 26. The event will take place in front of City Hall, 911 10th St. in Golden. This will be a true small town celebration with a boy scout troop raising the flag and the national anthem sung by local singer Donald Tallman. Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan, and Golden City Council members will be in attendance, as well as the flag’s designer, Robert Flood. The public is also invited to attend the ceremony, and directly afterward, enjoy cake and refreshments served inside City Hall in honor of the special occasion. The new city flag will also be featured prominently two days later on July 28 during the Buffalo Bill Days parade at 10 a.m. on Washington Avenue in downtown Golden, displayed proudly on a Golden Fire Department fire truck.
The new Golden flag design was selected by popular vote during a contest hosted by the city. People submitted their designs, and then the public voted online to pick which one they liked best. Thousands of votes came in and the top six designs were presented to the City Council, who picked the winner on June 7. The Council voted to adopt the new flag as the official City of Golden flag on July 12.
For more information, please contact Nathan Richie, Golden History Museums Director, at 303-278-3557 ext. 201.