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YMCA Buffalo Niagara to collect flags for retirement

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Sat, Jun 3rd 2017 11:25 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara will collect old, worn American flags ready for retirement from Sunday, June 4, to Saturday, June 10.
"We are proud to continue our tradition of flag retirement this year," said Marla Walker, senior program coordinator for the Southtowns Family YMCA. "Our flag collection and retirement process allows the community to preserve the integrity of the American flag by disposing of them in the most respectful way possible."
Those interested in donating flags may drop them off at any YMCA Buffalo Niagara branch during the following times:
•Delaware Family YMCA (2564 Delaware Ave.)
6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. weekdays, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday
•Independent Health Family Branch YMCA (150 Tech Drive)
5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. weekdays, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday
•Ken-Ton Family YMCA (535 Belmont Ave.)
6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
•Lancaster Family YMCA (11 West Main St.)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
•Lockport Family YMCA (19 East Ave.)
5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. weekdays, 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
•Niagara Falls Family YMCA (1522 Main St.)
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
•Southtowns Family YMCA (1620 Southwestern Blvd.)
5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. weekdays, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday
•William-Emslie Family YMCA (585 William St.)
6 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday
•YMCA Buffalo Niagara Association Office (301 Cayuga Road)
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
For more information or to donate old and worn flags for proper retirement, stop by your local YMCA branch or call 716-565-6000.
Locally founded in 1852, YMCA Buffalo Niagara is a charitable, community-based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA's focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility is reflected in the variety of programs that are offered to all ages and abilities. Collaborations with insurance carriers such as Univera, Independent Health, and BlueCross BlueShield provide the opportunity for those seeking a healthier lifestyle to do so at the YMCA.
A not-for-profit organization, YMCA Buffalo Niagara serves over 100,000 people annually through eight branches located throughout Western New York, as well as at over 40 community-based program sites. For more information, visit www.YMCABN.org.

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