Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Should We Have Our Own Banners?

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I'd like to throw this idea out to our blogging audience for your opinion. Recently while driving through Boswell (Somerset County), I saw banners like this down the main street through their town.

I have also seen banners like this around Dormont, Castle Shannon and Greentree that have the initials KO and the golden eagle mascot for the Keystone Oaks School District. These banners are normally attached to telephone poles or light poles and either have town names (like the Boswell one) or some sporting-related message. The City of Pittsburgh has used these types of banners all the time for various events held throughout the city.

So...should we have banners like this in our town? If so, what would be on them? Our town name and logo? Should we put the school district logo and a blue devil on it instead?

Maybe a message like "Welcome To Blue Devil Country" -- as seen on a sign found in front of the new Sky Bank on Cochran Road. And where would we put them? One street like Washington Road or multiple locations? And if you don't think we should have them, please tell us why. I'm very interested to hear everyone's opinions on this -- so start those comments!
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8 Comments:

Blogger Planet Art's Linda said...

I think it's already in the works, but I don't know where they are with it or what they will say.

October 25, 2006 4:11 PM  
Anonymous rich said...

If they're in the commercial district, they should promote shopping/entertainment/arts in that district, not the school system. Encourage folks to spend money here.

My $0.02.

October 25, 2006 4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they are in the commercial district, they could each say "Stop Lights every 10 feet."

October 26, 2006 8:04 AM  
Blogger Matt C. Wilson said...

I would rather see the signs at the township borders be updated. Banners on every (other) utility pole might be a little much, and kinda tacky.

October 26, 2006 11:56 AM  
Blogger Mike Madison said...

If the merchants are willing to pay for the banners, or if some other group wants to take up a collection, then the idea is a good one. No tax dollars in this, please.

October 26, 2006 1:26 PM  
Blogger Dennis Roddy said...

I understand they will be up by Spring and carry the Mt. Lebanon Civic Motto: "Not my child!"

October 27, 2006 9:25 AM  
Blogger Dennis Roddy said...

I think the banners should carry our township motto: "Not my child!"

October 27, 2006 9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very witty, Dennis....sadly all too true in many instances...

October 27, 2006 9:52 PM  

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