New Sign To Attract Business to Elkton

By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email
By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email
People arriving in a small town could get a new welcome to town. A new sign may greet them and alert tourists to what the town has to offer.

New welcome sign coming to town of Elkton.

ELKTON -- People arriving in Elkton could get a new welcome to town. A new sign will greet them and alert tourists to what the town has to offer.

One council member feels drivers along Route 33 tend to overlook the Town of Elkton. That could change if he gets his way.

"I started out with one plan then I showed it around to a some people," said Joshua Gooden, the 19-year-old Elkton Town Council Member.

At the age of 19, he thought the town could use something to spice up the area.

"It would be something more nice to look at," said Gooden.

"One stone column and frame up the sign part and we would have like community organizations circles on there," said Gooden.

It's a sign to welcome people to the town of Elkton.

The sign will be placed at one of the Gateways of Route 33. The sign will cost close to $8,000 to complete. Money would come from the town's economic development budget.

"The short term, I could possibly see being something that would concern citizens of our community," said Marsha Deavers, who is the Executive Director of the Elkton Area United Services.

"Because it will direct people into the Elkton are and it could be profitable for all the types of businesses in our community," said Deavers.

The Elkton Town Council has awarded Gooden with more than $4,000 to begin the project.

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