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The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Wellington area so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper. All necessary means of promotion shall be provided and particular attention and emphasis shall be given to the economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial and educational interests of the area.
The Official City of Wellington Flag
DESIGNED BY SHAYNA TEMPLETON
This year marks the celebration of the sesquicentennial (150th years) for the City of Wellington & Sumner County!
Be sure to follow the Wellington, KS 150th Anniversary Celebration Facebook Page.
In Ms. Templeton's flag description, she says, "The flag design is symbolic of Wellington’s history. Agriculture, specifically the growing of wheat, has a long and important history in the area. Wellington is the county seat of Sumner County, and the area is known for the abundance of wheat grown every year. The wheat stalks represent the “Wheat Capital of the World”, the title Wellington and Sumner County has become known through the years. The wheat stalks are stylized to represent the railway that was important to Wellington in its early years. According to history, the first railway was a Santa Fe extension known as the “Cowley, Sumner, and Fort Smith Railway Company” and opened in 1879. The first locomotive reached Wellington on September 8, 1879. In 1888, “The Chicago, Kansas, and Nebraska Railroad” completed a line through Wellington. The first train reached Wellington on November 10, 1887. Both rail lines still exist in Wellington. A transcontinental line of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe passes through with Wellington as a crew switch point. A main north-south line of the Union Pacific Railroad runs through the city. There is also a line of the Southern Kansas and Oklahoma Railway entering Wellington from the south. The color scheme of red, silver, and white shows off Wellington school pride. An important history note is that Wellington was the first city to play a high school football game under permanently installed lights. The game was played on the night of September 20, 1929, with over 4,000 spectators witnessing Wellington battle Blackwell, Oklahoma. Football remains an important part of Wellington school pride as does all the activities and sports at Wellington High School." The flag colors used are: White, Red (Pantone 199C) and Cool Grey (Pantone 9C).
The official flag for the City of Wellington was adopted by the City Council via Resolution No. 6079 on March 16, 2021 and the design is now in the public domain and available for all to use.
Join us on Thursdays at 10:00am in the Memorial Auditorium for Coffee (from No. 7 Coffee House,) donuts (from Daylight Donuts) and socializing!
208 N Washington Ave
Upper Level • P.O. Box 686
Or, drop us a note using the form to the right!