Written by John Wolfinger
During January and early February Nancy Safay and I have completed a driving tour of the neighborhood, replacing the old black and white FBAC yard signs, as well as placing the new signs at houses with no signs at all.
|John Wolfinger with a very grubby sign
As we placed the new signs, we tried to site the signs close to the sidewalk in an area not covered by turf, so they will not be in the way of lawn mowing. We also moved a lot of signs that were hidden in shrubbery next to the house and out next to the sidewalk for better visibility. We also moved a few signs that were illegally sited on the public right-of-way between the sidewalk and the curb and placed them on the private property side of the sidewalk. If we missed moving your sign – please consider moving it yourself out next to the sidewalk to let our Officers and the neighborhood know you are a proud member. For member houses on corner lots, we placed two signs on the property facing both streets.
|Large numbers, good color contrast, well lit at night.
If, for some reason, we missed placing a sign at your house – there is a supply of these signs located on my front screened-in porch at 1054 Vance Avenue, NE. Just come by and help yourself to a sign (or two if you live on a corner lot).
Editor's Note: John and Nan installed 171 signs including member properties where no sign was present or where old tattered signs were replaced. This effort took them sixteen hours over the course of four days. Give them a hand for taking on this big job. And enjoy the gallery of a few old and worn out signs.
|2nd Generation Yard Sign
|1st Generation Yard Sign
|Lawn mower encounter?