THE unveiling of a flag specially made for the Grantham community in memorial of the January flood disaster was received with rapturous applause at the Grantham Community Meeting last Wednesday night.
Sean Hook, who came up with the idea as a way to give back to the community, unveiled the flag for the first time in front of the large gathering at the Grantham Community Centre.
Mr Hook said he was nervous as to whether the community would like the flag or not and was more than relieved to see the welcome response from the crowd after he unveiled it.
“That sent chills down my spine (the response) and that was my biggest concern as to whether they'd like it,” he said.
Mr Hook said the concept of the flag all started when he decided to get a tattoo as a reminder of the flood disaster with Kerryn Poole from Top of the Range Tattoos creating a tattoo design.
“It's a symbol for Grantham.”
Mr Cook said he would leave it up to the community as to where the flag would be placed at the Community Centre and that since its unveiling people have inquired about buying flags for their own homes.
“I'm stoked with the way the community has accepted it, it is overwhelming for me.”
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