New Hope Celebrates (NHC) on Friday unfurled its 25-foot rainbow equality flag atop the Delaware House (Starbucks) building at South Main and East Bridge streets.
“Although our annual May Pride Festival has been postponed until October 2020, we wanted to keep with New Hope Celebrates’ long-standing tradition,” NHC said in a press release.
The event took place in a private ceremony, and was closed to the public for safety. The flag will remain on display until May 22 “in honor of our heroes on the front line to provide inspiration, hope, and pride to all who drive by,” said NHC.
“We are proud of our community and we encourage local businesses, restaurants, and shops to display your NHC flags and Pride flags for May and June,” said Matt Hanson, NHC president. “You can’t have rainbows without rain, and eventually this ‘covid rain’ will slow and we can be together again.”
“Together we will not be silent; we are a community that never quits,” said Gordon Pulaski, NHC creative director. “We go on fighting with new hope for a brighter tomorrow. There will be a time to rejoice in colorful celebrations once again. Our rainbow will never fade as long as we are strong.”