As a new member of the community, I wanted to see if folks thought it would be a good idea to refurbish the "Welcome To Rectortown" signs. The design of the signs are great, but they are so faded at this point that I think people just zoom past without giving it a second thought that they are entering a community. Helping to create a sense of place might also encourage folks to drive slower knowing they are arriving somewhere. It helps that the signs say "Please drive slowly" too.
I believe there are 4 sighs -- 2 on Rectortown Road, one by Lost Corner, and another on Atoka. I would think if we could get folks behind this effort, we could raise the funds and find a vendor to repaint them. I wanted to be respectful of the community and of anyone who's already helped with this project in the past. Matt suggested I get a conversation going here, so I wanted to solicit community feedback and thoughts.
I am happy to help do research on this effort if there is support and enthusiasm for it. What do you all think?
Sounds good, let's wait a bit a see if he follows up. He said he would contact us when he comes to look at the situation.
Also, in case anyone is interested I contacted the 'Civil War Trails' regarding the hard to read roadside marker at the Depot and they plan to repair that sign.
Hi Vicky. I had connected with him just yesterday about a sign for our house and I while I was at it asked about his thoughts on the ability to repaint/refurbish the existing signs. Happy to connect with you on all of this.
I have reached out to Quail Run ---- John Ralph said you had as well.
John plans to come out and take a look at the signs.
Perhaps we can meet and chat about them.
John Ralph from Quail Run Signs manufactured and installed the signs around 2006 or there about. They have aged well but are faded. Giving him a call might be a good place to start. http://www.quailrunsigns.com/
I spoke to the lady here in town who actually designed them. She said it was a project that was commissioned 15 years ago locally so I don't believe any toes would be stepped on with some motivated neighbors giving them a facelift. Hank Levin, who heads up Friends of Rectortown said someone brought up even making them larger.