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New Hope Celebrates unfurls Rainbow Equality Flag as message of hope and love

In keeping with New Hope Celebrates’ long-standing tradition, the NHC Board unfurled its official 25-foot, eight-color Rainbow Equality Flag atop the Delaware House building owned by New Hope Investment Properties on May 8, even though the May Pride Festival has been postponed until October.

This was done at the request of Excellis Health Solutions owned by Greg Cathcart, a longtime NHC LGBTQ+ community ally and supporter of the organization. The historic building is also home to Starbucks and is located on Bridge Street, in downtown New Hope.

The event took place in a private ceremony and was closed to the public for safety during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The flag will remain on display until May 22, in honor of the heroes on the frontline to provide inspiration, hope and pride to all who drive by.

“We are proud of our community and we encourage local businesses, restaurants, and shops to display your NHC flags and/or Pride flags for May and June,” said Matt Hanson, NHC president. “You can’t have rainbows without rain and eventually this “COVID rain” will slow and we can be together again.”

NHC said it also would like to recognize the Borough of New Hope, and its Emergency Management Coordinator Michael Cummings, as well as saluting all essential workers.

Don Roberts of Impact Signs provided the special flag banner. Visit for updates.