Columbus continues dogwood theme on town flag
Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The Town of Columbus could soon have its own flag.
Columbus Town Council met on Oct. 20 and heard from John Vining, with the Discover Columbus committee, which designed the new flag.
Vining said the design is very similar to the town’s seal with the predominant feature, like the seal, being the dogwood. The white dogwood flower is pictured against a deep blue background, surrounded by a gold ring, on a red field.
Council members said they were pleased with the design of the new flag. They suggested the only addition would be to add the year Columbus was founded, which was 1855.
Discover Columbus worked with Robert Williamson with the House of Flags on the design. Discover Columbus’ Jimmi Buell said they were advised to keep the flag simple. Buell said they could add the year the town was founded but too many more words and they won’t be seen.
“It’s beautiful,” said Columbus Councilwoman Margaret Metcalf.
Columbus Mayor Eric McIntyre said he agreed, adding, “The colors are great and it stands out.”
The flag will be funded by the House of Flags Museum.
The “18” will be added in the yellow circle at the 9 o’clock position and the “55” will be added at the 3 o’clock position of the yellow circle.