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Howell Township, New Jersey (U.S.)

Monmouth County

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[Flag of Howell Township, New Jersey] image by Eugene Ipavec, 29 April 2009

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Description of the Flag

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:

  • The banner of blue shows our pride in Howell.
  • 1801 is the year that Howell was incorporated.
  • The plow signifies the farms and farming area, which was the chief source of livelihood of the residents.
  • The red behind the plow signifies the blood shed for Howell, for our state and for our country.
  • The designs of the yellow squares show our crops and our forests, while the yellow indicates the sunshine.
  • Both blue squares indicate our blue skies, while the motif in the upper right indicates our industry, and the lower left blue signifies our history, showing the Allaire Furnace.
  • The leafy sprigs below the shield show the pine and oak, which are the predominant trees in our forests.
  • The shield itself certainly signifies our strength, and our defense of our pride in Howell.

This is the official description from the document dated June 12, 1978."
Valentin Poposki, 28 April 2009