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Jermyn Borough, The Birthplace of First Aid in America," has adopted a new
A borough in Lackawanna County is raising its community pride to new levels.
Jermyn is doing something not many communities around here have done. It will
soon have its own flag to hang next to the state and American flag.
Community pride will now fly high in the borough of Jermyn, as council voted for a flag to represent its hometown. The cross represents the birthplace of first aid, which is Jermyn, and includes a red heart. It was designed by Amy Ryczak. “I liked how the cross and the heart and cross were kind of mixed together. I really enjoyed the layout,” Isabella Brown of Jermyn said.
The borough held a contest where residents as young as 10 years old submitted different designs with the hope to be named the winner. They received multiple submissions from a handful of people and even had entries from non-residents. Council agreed on the winning design on the condition that the winner change the red cross to green, which is the actual color of the first aid symbol. Showing how much Jermyn pride bleeds through the community.
The contest lasted about three months and Thursday was the last day to submit. Council hopes to have it up and hanging by springtime.
Dave Fowler, 20 December 2019