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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Webster's New Flag Collection Box at Town Hall!

NEW Flag Collection Box at Town Hall

by Ronald W. Nesbitt, Supervisor


It has been some time in coming, but we finally have a place to accept worn flags for proper disposal! Located on the main level of the Webster Town Hall, the box is ready to receive any old, worn and tattered flags that need to be properly disposed of. Bringing this flag collection box to the Town Hall was truly a community effort.  

My office contacted our local Webster Post Office to see if they had a mailbox that was no longer being used that we could possibly purchase. Ms. Lisa Hickey said that the Postmaster, Tom Mihalitsas, is a retired Veteran who loves projects such as this and there may be a way to get a mailbox. We were later contacted to say that they had a mailbox for us at no charge!

Our Highway Department went to the Webster Post Office to pick-up the box and took it back to the highway garage to get it ready for the next step. Mr. Bill Semmler took the time to repair a leg on the box and some other minor body repair to prepare it for the decals.

From the highway garage, the flag collection box was delivered to Mr. Josh Palmer at Vital Signs. Once delivered, the box was transformed from what was once was an average blue mailbox into a patriotic reminder of how to properly care and respect our flags and the services of our men and women in the Armed Forces.

We also contacted Mr. Don Linborg about picking up the collected flags. Our local Webster American Legion Cottreall-Warner Post 942 will work together with us on scheduling times to pick up the collected flags for proper disposal.  

The flag collection box is open and ready to accept your worn flags! Please bring them to the Webster Town Hall, Monday – Friday during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Once again, on behalf of the residents of the Town of Webster, my sincere thanks to all that helped to make this project a success for our community.


Pictured (from left to right): Councilman John Cahill, Judge David Corretore, Greg Cody, Don Linborg, Lisa Hickey, Tom Mihalitsas and Supervisor Ron Nesbitt.

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