Camping World raises flag after weeks of controversy
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ)- The sun was shining in Georgetown as hundreds of people came out to watch a controversial flag raising at a new camping world location.
The big American flag went up Saturday during the store’s grand opening after the city initially denied Camping World a permit to fly it.
The city said it violated its sign ordinance because its dimensions fell into the category of commercial interstate sign which the company already had.
The city has now changed its ordinance to allow large non-commercial flags.
“My first hope is that, you know, they identify that big old 3200 square foot flag with the city of Georgetown. That’s my first hope and goal and, you know, let’s bring some more traffic to the community, some more business to the community, and if they stop in and buy a camper, that’s certainly an added benefit,” said Dave Hildebrandt, Camping World’s General Manager.
Camping World staff members say they are not trying to stir up controversy. They have the same flag at every location.