Showing Pride: Winneconne Welcome Signs

When entering a town, welcome signs are usually the first thing visitors see. Through careful deliberation, Winneconne’s Beautification Committee recently picked a new sign that incorporates the town’s new bridge design, features simple and elegant colors, and is maintenance free.

A $1,500 Community Impact grant from the Winneconne Area Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, helped kick start the project. In four months, the committee raised enough funds to purchase both east and west side signs. An additional $5,000 will be raised to cover lighting and landscaping needs.

“We chose our tagline as Community of Opportunity to be all inclusive. Winneconne offers opportunities to small businesses, restaurants, tourism, religions, schools, etc. The sign also says we value our community. The Community Foundation kept us up-to-date on all donations to our special projects fund. They made the whole process easy, rewarding and vert positive.” – Laura Broderick, Member of the Beautification Committee.

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