1999 Malvern Flag Contest Submissions Available to Pick Up

Malvern Flag

Did you know Malvern has a village flag and the Malvern Historical Society had a hand in choosing the design? The initial project to create a village flag was sponsored by Malvern American Legion Post 375 under the direction of Adjutant Ted Burckett and Mayor Dale Lewis.
Doing a little early Spring cleaning yesterday, we have rummaged up some fun files from 1999: the not so distant past, one might say.
This article was published in the Malvern Community News on August 12, 1999 and showcases the winner of the flag design contest. Shown here recognizing the occasion at Malvern Village Hall are (from left to right): Joe Columbo, Past Adjutant of American Legion Post 375 Ron Suciu, Miss Maura Gahan (winner of the contest), Malvern Historical Society President Frances L. Montella, Mayor Dale Lewis and Malvern Historical Society Secretary Jason Lombardi.
Did you submit an entry back in 1999 participating in this design contest? If so, we most likely still have your entry drawing. Leafing through files, we have come across a folder of submissions and we would like to offer them back to those who created them.
Stop by our building on Saturday mornings between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon to claim your entry drawing; they are free to the rightful original submitter.

Author: Jason Lombardi

A native of Malvern, Jason's love of history developed at an early age. He became self-appointed caretaker of the Hardesty Cemetery in Malvern at the age of approximately ten-years-old. While researching those interred at the burial ground, Jason made connections with numerous Malvern residents who experienced its history, building a foundational knowledge of historical events and data associated with the village. He served as historian of the Malvern United Methodist Church for a number of years which further perpetuated research of the area. While scouring the community for historical information, Jason connected with Malvern native Mrs. Frances L. (Thomas) Montella. Their joint efforts and common desire to preserve Malvern's past led to the formation of the Malvern Historical Society, Inc. in 1994.

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