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Allentown

Allentown's flag is partly seen at http://www.allentownpa.org/images/webALLENTOWN-CITY-COUNCIL.jpg. The flag is yellow-blue charged with the city logo, but I can't tell its exact shape.
Dov Gutterman, 4 December 2002

Ashton Township

Aston township in Pennsylvania, USA, has a flag. At this site is given the official description http://www.astontownship.net/CHAPTER204.htm:
"204.01 TOWNSHIP FLAG.
(a) The Township shall adopt its own Township Flag, commemorating its founding, its growth and accomplishments being memorialized.
(b) The Township Flag shall be yellow and maroon in color and shall show the words "Aston Township" at the top. The center of the Flag shall show a map of the Township with a star for each of the seven wards, as well as one large eagle and the date that Aston Township was first created as a township, which is the year of 1688.
(c) The residents of the Township and all of their institutions and organizations are hereby requested to properly acknowledge this Flag as the official Flag of Aston Township. (Res. 188. Passed 10-20-65.)"
Valentin Poposki, 11 March 2006

Connellsville

In the "Daily Courier", 6 March 2006, Mark Hofman reports that Harry Young Cochran, of Connellsville, "has donated a flag from the city's sesquicentennial celebration to the Carnegie Free Library in order for it to be displayed during this year's bicentennial celebration.
[...]
Cochran obtained the flag from his father, the late Harry Cochran, an automobile dealership owner who was involved with the sesquicentennial celebration. He provided vehicles for the parade 50 years ago.
[...]
The blue and yellow flag comes complete with a star in the center of a circle surrounded by different places and symbols, including coke ovens, the Connellsville Airport, Connellsville High School and Junior High West, Anchor Hocking, the railroads and a barn representing agriculture -- the county and the state's No. 1 industry then and now. The flag also shows the days that the sesquicentennial celebration took place -- Aug. 10 and 16, 1956. The city was founded March 1, 1806, by Zachariah Connell.
Valentin Poposki, 9 March 2006

Monroeville

Monroeville's flag seems to be a b-w-b (1:3:1) with device (probably the logo http://www.monroeville.pa.us/assets/Images/monroeville3.gif) on the white. It can be seen at http://www.monroeville.pa.us/Municipal/images/buildingchange.gif.
Dov Gutterman, 5 December 2002

Shippensburg

From the online edition of the Carlisle, PA "Sentinel" http://www.cumberlink.com/articles/2005/08/03/business/busi10.txt:

DOIT launches contest for town flag
By Dale Heberlig,July 27, 2005

A downtown group is sponsoring a contest to design a "town flag" that could be adopted as the official municipal banner for Shippensburg much like the state's Keystone flag and the nation's Old Glory. Lizzie Bailey of Downtown Organizations Investing Together announced the contest at a recent meeting of Shippensburg Borough Council, asking council to consider authorizing the winning design as the borough's official flag. "Since this is Shippensburg's 275th anniversary, we would like the borough to adopt the flag as official," Bailey said. "We will provide a flag with the design for the borough to fly."  Council President Earl Parshall said the issue would be included on council's August agenda.

Bailey says flag designs must be submitted by Sept. 15 on paper or electronically. The flag designs must be original and revolve around the theme of a visual representation of the "essence" of Shippensburg, which she describes as a blend of history, community and notable landmarks. The contest is open to individuals, groups and organizations. A cash prize is offered. The winner will be announced at a black bean soup cookoff that DOIT plans downtown Oct.1.
Ned Smith, 14 August 2005