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Here's when you can get a Wichita flag license plate for your car

This rendering shows the Wichita flag license plate.
This rendering shows the Wichita flag license plate. Wichita Parks Foundation

It won't be long before Kansas drivers can sport a Wichita flag license plate on their cars.

On Saturday, Gov. Jeff Colyer signed the bill that will bring the license plate featuring the beloved red-white-and-blue Wichita flag to Kansas county tag offices. That bill was passed by both the House and Senate earlier this year.

The bill will become law in July 2018. Based on that schedule, Wichita flag license plates will be available at county tag offices starting Jan. 1, 2019, according to the Wichita Parks Foundation.

The license plate is the beginning of the foundation's “Plates for Parks” campaign, and the $50 annual royalty fee will go toward supporting city park improvements and programs.

"Things are happening in Wichita and I think that's emblematic of what is happening in the state of Kansas," Colyer tweeted after signing the bill. "I'm very happy to sign the bill authorizing the new license plate!"

For more information, or to show your support of the license plate, visit https://wichitaparksfoundation.org/plates-for-parks/.

Chris Baldwin and Courtney Sendall talk about the Wichita flag and Baldwin's flag-themed tattoo on his right bicep. The popularity of the Wichita flag has been skyrocketing lately. (Video by Bryan Horwath / The Wichita Eagle)

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