Press Release

City of Marion Flag Created for Community Share

Feb 25, 2019  |  Layla Price-Bodkin

There is a new way to show your Mar­i­on pride…fly a City of Mar­i­on flag! The City of Mar­i­on and Collins Flags have part­nered to give the com­mu­ni­ty an oppor­tu­ni­ty to pur­chase a city flag to fly at your home, an office build­ing, or any oth­er facil­i­ty. The flag dis­plays the M” mark (for Mar­i­on), the main com­po­nent of the City of Marion’s brand which was estab­lished in 2017. On the flag, the M” graph­ic is dis­played on a pure white back­ground. The flag was cus­tom-made by Collins for the City of Mar­i­on and the community.

The City is in pos­ses­sion of the first flag, and is in the process of pur­chas­ing remain­ing flags for oth­er City-owned facil­i­ties. The com­mu­ni­ty is invit­ed to order the city flag at the Collins Flags Store over the next few months. After these months tran­spire and the com­mu­ni­ty has ample time to pur­chase a flag, there will be a uni­fied flag-rais­ing cer­e­mo­ny at Noon (EDT) on May 20th, 2019, Marion’s anniver­sary date. Any­one who has a city flag is encour­aged at this des­ig­nat­ed time, to raise it and post your flag (or even your own flag-rais­ing cer­e­mo­ny) on social media using the hash­tag, #Cham­pi­on­Mar­i­on along with any oth­er words or expres­sions of pride for Mar­i­on. If you do not have access to social media, email your pho­to or video to Lay­la Price-Bod­kin at lprice@​cityofmarion.​in.​gov. She will then com­pile and share them through out­lets includ­ing https://​city​of​mar​i​on​.in​.gov/ and social media pages (Face­book, Insta­gram, & Twit­ter) through @CityofMarionIN. If you do not have a chance to pur­chase your flag before the flag-rais­ing cer­e­mo­ny, you may still pur­chase your flag at any time, and share your post at any time.

Collins has agreed to give back to the City of Mar­i­on 10% of each flag pur­chase in sup­port of city com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment efforts. 

We are pleased to be able to part­ner with Collins Flags for this spe­cial occa­sion. The gen­eros­i­ty which Collins Flags has shown, offer­ing 10% of the City of Mar­i­on flag sales to the City for com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment, shows the com­mit­ment of this local­ly based com­pa­ny to play a role in mak­ing Mar­i­on a qual­i­ty place of life in which our cit­i­zens can call home,” expressed May­or Jess Alumbaugh.

Collins​Flags​.com is hon­ored to be cho­sen as the exclu­sive flag mak­er for Marion’s city flag. Our fam­i­ly-owned com­pa­ny was built in this town over 40 years ago, so we are thrilled to be a part of this project. It is our hope to see this beau­ti­ful flag fly­ing from busi­ness­es, offices, and res­i­dences,” stat­ed Scott Wil­son, Collins’ VP of Sales.

Order a city flag at the Flag Store in the Collins Plaza (1301 S. Bald­win Ave., Mar­i­on, IN, 46953) under the huge Amer­i­can flag” as they say. They are open from 9am-6pm Mon-Fri, and 10am-3pm Sat. You may call ahead at 800.950.4061. To help answer your ques­tions on flags and flag eti­quette includ­ing how to prop­er­ly dis­play and care for your flag, vis­it https://​www​.collins​flags​.com/​e​t​i​q​u​e​t​t​e.cfm or call the num­ber above. Flags are avail­able in var­i­ous sizes depend­ing on your pole or mount, so prices vary. There are also dis­counts depend­ing on quantity.

The Mar­i­on M” on the flag and the entire City of Mar­i­on brand was devel­oped by stu­dents and vol­un­teers of Mar­i­on Design Co. of Indi­ana Wes­leyan Uni­ver­si­ty through col­lab­o­ra­tion among cit­i­zens and com­mu­ni­ty lead­ers. Made by the many spaces with­in the heart­beat of our com­mu­ni­ty, the new M comes from with­in and out of the ground and points toward the future of what Mar­i­on will become,” Mar­i­on Design Co. quot­ed in their brand pre­sen­ta­tion. Pick up a brochure at City Hall or learn more at www​.city​of​mar​i​on​.in​.gov/​brand.


Media Con­tacts:

City of Marion:

  1. Lay­la Price-Bod­kin, Direc­tor of Mar­ket­ing & Com­mu­ni­ty Rela­tions: 765.382.3755 (office), lprice@​cityofmarion.​in.​gov
  2. Jess Alum­baugh, May­or: 765.662.9931 (office), jalumbaugh@​cityofmarion.​in.​gov

Collins Flags:

  1. Scott Wil­son, VP of Sales: 800.950.4061 ext. 1148, scott.​wilson@​collinsflags.​com

Sup­port­ing Documents: 

  • A brochure cre­at­ed by Sara Krock of Mar­i­on Design Co. tells a con­cise sto­ry behind the city brand (the M”). The brochure pro­vides a link to the full doc­u­ment of the city brand sto­ry on our web­site. (attached)
  • Descrip­tion of the City of Mar­i­on flag (attached)
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