Staff Photo by Kevin Hardy Red Bank Mayor Joe Glasscock shows off the new City of Red Bank flag after Tuesday's City Commission meeting.The new flag has been in the works for about a year and was designed by Red Bank High School sophomore Chris Moore.
Red Bank commissioners hope a new city flag soon will be a fixture within the city.
The new flag was unveiled at Tuesday's City Commission meeting and is expected to hang over Red Bank's City Hall, police department, fire department and municipal parks, officials said.
Red Bank's flag was presented about a month after East Ridge officials rolled out their new city flag. But Red Bank officials said the move wasn't meant to one-up their neighbors to the south.
"It's been in the works for almost a year," said Red Bank City Commissioner Ruth Jeno.
The flag was designed by Red Bank High School sophomore Chris Moore, who won a design contest sponsored by the commission.
"I think it's wonderful that the mayor asked input from students in the city of Red Bank," Ms. Jeno said. "It was a great choice. They all did a great job."
Red Bank Mayor Joe Glasscock said city commissioners chose the design because they felt it was "the most representative as to what we wanted for our city." The flag has two wide red and white stripes to the right, with the seal of the city over a blue backdrop to the left. The city's seal -- also designed by a Red Bank High School student -- was the only requirement for the new flag, the mayor said.
"I'm really proud of this flag," he said.
Commissioners chose the design last year, but they have been waiting on bids for the new flags to be produced, Mr. Glasscock said.
"It's just taken so long to get everything ready," he said. "We wanted to make sure we got a really good design, and we did."
Kevin rejoined the Times Free Press in August 2011 as the Southeast Tennessee K-12 education reporter. He worked as an intern in 2009, covering the communities of Signal Mountain, Red Bank, Collegedale and Lookout Mountain, Tenn. A native Kansan, Kevin graduated with bachelor's degrees in journalism and sociology from the University of Kansas. After graduating, he worked as an education reporter in Hutchinson, Kan., for a year before coming back to Chattanooga. Honors include a ...