YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Earlier this month, Supervisor Michael Grace introduced his administration's latest effort to build Yorktown pride—town flags.
An official town of Yorktown flag has flown only at Town Hall for years, but they are now located at dozens of light poles throughout town, he said. Sitting in the center of the yellow, green and blue horizontally striped flag is an emblem featuring the town's motto, “Progress with Preservation.”
“They're colorful and hopefully they'll add a sense of pride out there,” Grace said.
At $25 per flag, his office is also selling them to anyone who would like to fly them on their personal flagpole. Grace said the cost of a flag is about what it takes to produce one.
Grace said his efforts to boost morale may seem "corny" to some, but believes it's important, especially during troubling economic times.
"One of the things we can do is try and lift the spirits a little bit; put a little shine on our town," he said.
The supervisor's office is located in Town Hall and can be reached at 914-962-5722 x271.