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New Hope Celebrates unfurls equality flag atop Starbucks building

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.

President Matthew Hanson and the NHC team

“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.”

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  • Again, I am disappointed and basically appalled at the hanging of an extremely large banner on the side of Starbucks building to support one group in our “Embraceable” town when requests from “WinterFestival to hang a much smaller banner for our “Fundraiser” is repeatedly denied.
    Dana Stewart and I hung our banner..2′ x 10′ on that building for years before the current owner purchased the building.
    We are told every year that it is an “Insurance Issue”…..Really? Compare the size of the NHC banner to our 2’x 10′ banner and, in good conscience, tell me that it is really an “Insurance Issue”
    It would seem “Equality” only works one way in some instances in our town.

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