Monday, June 8, 2009

City presented with its first flag

Dr. Tom Brocato owner of Apalachicola Physical Therapy appeared before the commission at its June 2 meeting and presented the City of Apalachicola with its first municipal flag.

letter from my office back in January concerning local economic conditions inspired the Doctor to come to the aid of his community.

After receiving the initial go-ahead, Brocato set about to create for sell a city flag to generate revenue to help support the Apalachicola Community Pride Partnership Program.

Using resources from his physical therapy business to pay for the flags fabrication, Brocato priced the flag to sell at $30 each with the profits going toward funding community pride projects such as the Apalachicola City Square Community Garden.

The 3’ x 5’ flag has the official seal of the city centered on a white backdrop in tricolors blue, gold, and gray. The 3’ x 5’ is proportioned to display in front of homes, with a larger 4’ x 6’ presently set for production for businesses and office buildings.

During the presentment, Brocato asked for and received full board support to continue with the production and sell of the flags.

For those who would like to show community pride, now is the time to own an original City of Apalachicola flag to unfurl along with Old Glory on Flag Day, this coming June 14.

To purchase one or two, stop by the Apalachicola Physical Therapy office at 111 U.S. Highway 98, or telephone (850) 653-4545.

Photos courtesy of Pam Nobles

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