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image by Eugene Ipavec, 29 April 2009
Penny Wollman, Deputy Township Clerk of Township of Howell, New Jersey, sent me a PDF document with full story about the township flag, and image of the emblem (they call it crest):
"In 1970 Township of Howell conducted a contest for a township flag. The winner was the 12-years old Olga Lermentov. However, her design was lost during the moving the township offices in another building. But, 1976, the Bi-centennial year was approaching and 175 anniversary of the township, so the township officials decided that it is time to get the flag. However, the flag design was lost and was never found. So, the designer had to be found. After Ms. Lermentov was found, who was studying in another state, and she drew again the future flag. There was another problem, due to approaching the 1976, all flag manufacturers was so busy, that nobody could produce the flag. Because of that, Mrs. Marjorie Pedersen sawn the first township flag on her hands. Later, it was put in massive production.
The flag was first carried on July 3rd 1976, during the parade of American Legion Post No.498, and later the same day dedicated in front of the municipal complex.
The flag is white with township emblem on it. What elements of the emblem means:
This is the official description from the document dated June 12, 1978."
Valentin Poposki, 28 April 2009