With a generous donation from the City of Elgin, a campaign is now underway to update the Elgin Community Sign.
At Monday night’s meeting, the Elgin City Council pledged $5,000 towards replacing the message portion of the sign with a new electronic sign.
An account has been established at the Bank of Elgin for businesses and individuals to make donations for the new sign.
Long a fixture in the community, the sign has been used to promote wedding dances, bazaars, church dinners and other noteworthy events in the community. While still usable, the letters used in the sign are in need of being replaced. With a new electronic sign, messages and announcements would scroll in much the same as other electronic signs like the ones at Elgin Public Schools, Elgin One-Stop and Insurance Mart. The cost of a new sign is estimated to be in excess of $20,000.
Duane Esau, president of the Elgin Community Club which owns the sign and the property the sign sits on, told council members a decision was made by club members at their January meeting to go forward with a new electronic sign at the current location.
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