August 8th , 2013 10:00 am Leave a comment

Grant helps make every day a banner day downtown

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Downtown Elizabethton is now welcoming visitors to the historic district with new banner signs that are attached to light Photo by Brandon Hickspoles along East Elk Avenue and E Street.

The banner signs, along with other directional signs in the city, were purchased with an $8,000 enhancement grant from the United States Department of Agriculture.

Carter County Tomorrow President Tom Anderson said the grant paid for the brackets and banners for 36 poles.

In addition, the grant provided funding for a historic timeline kiosk that will be installed on the corner of Armed Forces Drive and Elk Avenue across from the Veterans Wall of Honor. The grant paid for new directional signs for downtown parking lots, the Covered Bridge and the signs placed at the entrances to Elizabethton noting the city is Jason Witten’s hometown.

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