New banners to commemorate city's anniversary

Photo by Amy Cherry - Stephen Bagley, 175th celebration committee co-chairman, shown third from left, presents new banners to St. Marys Mayor Bob Howard which will adorn downtown lamp posts. Also shown from left to right are City Manager Tim Pearson, City Councilman Bob Mohr, Bill Conrad of the Stackpole-Hall Foundation, Sue Herzing and Sally Geyer, fellow co-chairman of the 175th celebration committee.
Amy Cherry
Staff Writer

Soon downtown St. Marys will feature new colorful banners commemorating its 175th anniversary.
On Wednesday morning Stephen Bagley, 175th celebration committee co-chairman, presented city officials with a banner to be displayed on lamp posts, most noticeable as residents and visitors enter downtown via the boulevard.
The bright blue banners feature the city's 175th anniversary logo designed by Martin Dornisch and Bagley in collaboration with the anniversary parade committee.
City staff will begin hanging the 23 banners on Friday in preparation for the parade taking place Saturday, Sept. 16 in conjunction with the city's annual Bavarian Fall Fest next weekend.