- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
Sutter County now has an official flag because of two Sutter County 4-H members, according to a story on Fox 40 News in Sacramento.
4-H'ers Francisco Ruiz and Franklin Tarke, both high school sophomores, were asked to bring along their county's flag for a presentation at a 4-H conference. That's when they learned Sutter County has never had a flag.
"People that had gone in the past had to either make a flag out of paper or not participate in the flag ceremony and we didn't really want to do that," said Tarke.
The duo designed three flags and conducted an online poll to select the 161-year-old county’s first flag. On Wednesday, the Sutter County Board of Supervisors proclaimed the 4-H'ers creation the county's official flag.