Kenbridge erects three new entrance signs

Published 11:33 am Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Several of Kenbridge’s long-desired and much-discussed town entrance signs have finally been erected.

The signs were erected Tuesday, Aug. 30, Mayor Emory Hodges said.

The three signs were purchased in last year’s budget after several citizens had expressed concerns about the condition of the old signs.

Kenbridge Construction donated the installation of the signs to the town.

“The replacement of our signs was past overdue and we are excited about the new signs,” Hodges said in a statement.

Hodges said he is “especially excited” about the new logo, which depicts the three stages of a tobacco leaf from field to cured representing Kenbridge’s “rich heritage of being a tobacco town.”

The signs are reflective and will be very visible at night, he said.

“We have plans in our current budget to add a fourth sign along the South Broad entrance to Kenbridge on the Merle and Thelma Adkins property,” Hodges said. “Mr. Adkins has been very supportive of this effort and we thank him. Also, Mrs. Rita Parsons should be thanked for making a request of the mayor to replace the dilapidated signs.”