Flushed with Flag Fever

Angie Elliott, Manager of Business Services for the Chamber, is quoted in the magazine article.

Angie Elliott, Manager of Business Services for the Chamber, is quoted in the magazine article. (Photo credit – Tyler Cooper with Wichita Magazine.)

Wichita Magazine’s August issue arrived this week and the cover story is titled, Flag Fever. The six-page article about Wichita’s official city flag includes interviews with several Chamber employees. Chamber Manager of Business Services, Angie Elliott, is even described by writer and photographer Tyler Cooper as “something of a flag activist” for her recent blog and editorial about rediscovering the flag and its significance.

Angie and other Chamber staff and members have been urging fans of Wichita to use social media to share why they love the city and the values represented by Wichita’s own flag. Wichita City Councilman Bryan Frye is among those who proudly wear a flag pin on a daily basis. He states in the article, “Wichita has always struggled with promoting itself. Too often, we’re shy and worried about being seen as boastful or arrogant. Absent of mountains or oceans, we can point to our city flag and what it represents–freedom, happiness and home–as representation of the people and places that make Wichita special.”

Read more about the flag’s history and how the flag ranks among other city flags when you pick up your copy of the magazine at Watermark Books, Dillons, or Whole Foods. Watermark Books also carries flag t-shirts, mugs and buttons.

You can follow @WichitaFlag on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see posts about why people love Wichita and the exotic places the flag has been spotted outside of the city limits. Be part of spreading flag fever and share your own pictures and the reasons you love our city by using #WichitaFlag.