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Stefan Lambrechts just received another nice surprise from the village of Scheerwolde, Steenwijkerland municipality in Overijssel province: a yellow flag with on top and bottom a narrow blue stripe of c. 1/5 flagheight; in the center a blue phoenix arising from the marshes.
The flag was designed by the Society for village interests Scheerwolde (Plaatselijk Belang Scheerwolde) by using the vignette made by Peter Kessel of the Watersportvereniging Scheerwolde. In 2001 the village celebrated its 50th birthday, and received from the municipality of Steenwijkerland a subsidy of € 1.815, to be spent on design and production of the village flag, which was to be seen at three locations in the village. The colors represent water, land, and sky.
Scheerwolde is only a few kilometers away from the beautiful nature reserve "De Weerribben", formerly a peat-digging area, and now a marshy area teeming with wildlife (and tourists).
Jarig Bakker, 30 Nov 2004