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From the online edition of the Carlisle, PA "Sentinel" www.cumberlink.com/articles/2005/08/03/business/busi10.txt:
DOIT launches contest for town flag
By Dale Heberlig, July 27, 2005
A downtown group is sponsoring a contest to design a "town flag" that could be adopted as the official municipal banner for Shippensburg - much like the state's Keystone flag and the nation's Old Glory. Lizzie Bailey of Downtown Organizations Investing Together announced the contest at a recent meeting of Shippensburg Borough Council, asking council to consider authorizing the winning design as the borough's official flag. "Since this is Shippensburg's 275th anniversary, we would like the borough to adopt the flag as official," Bailey said. "We will provide a flag with the design for the borough to fly." Council President Earl Parshall said the issue would be included on council's August agenda.
Bailey says flag designs must be submitted by Sept. 15 on paper or electronically. The flag designs must be original and revolve around the theme of a visual representation of the "essence" of Shippensburg, which she describes as a blend of history, community and notable landmarks. The contest is open to individuals, groups and organizations. A cash prize is offered. The winner will be announced at a black bean soup cook-off that DOIT plans downtown Oct.1.