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Indian Land celebrates 1 year of digital messages

November 13, 2013 

Who could have imagined that on Nov. 13, 2012, when an ordinance was passed approving the digital sign on the corner or Hwy. 521 and Hwy. 160 East, it would have made such a difference in our community?

To facilitate the publishing of community messages, Indian Land Action Council was asked to assist the sign owner with the community messages. As of today, we are almost at 50 messages.

Digital messages have ranged from welcoming the 178th Battalion home from Afghanistan to introducing the new principal of the Indian Land Middle School, including his photo. The benefits have been wonderful: a fundraising campaign by the Knights of Columbus collected over $ 9,000 and still counting for special equipment for the handicapped kids at all three Indian Land Schools; the Del Webb Children’s Summer Reading Program was a large hit; and the first Rachel’s Challenge bonfire at the high school was a major event.

All the requirements required by the ordinance in regard to community messages have been met regarding festivals and events. For instance, they must be open to the whole community and that certainly has been the case. There can be no politically based signs unless they are paid for and negotiated by the sign owner.

So, Happy Birthday, Ordinance No. 1177! Keep up the good work.

Thanks to all the board members of Indian Land Action Council .

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