Workers with T.J. Masonry out of Polkton began work Wednesday, April 11, on the first of four new “Welcome to Anson County” signs.
The first sign is located near Peachland at the county line on Highway 74 West. As of Thursday morning, Todd Bustard and his crew had begun placing stones on the sign. He said they should be finished with the stone work by Friday and then the caps should be in over the next two to three weeks.
The final stages of this first sign will be adding the actual “Welcome to Anson County,” a 5-by-10-foot sign made from sandblasted durable sign foam provided by Anson Sign, and the lighting.
The next sign to be erected will either be on 74 East near Lilesville, or on Highway 52 South near McFarlan and Morven, Bustard said. A sign will also be placed at the northern border on Highway 52 North.
The signs are being funded by the county and by donations from Anson Economic Development Corporation, the Anson County Tourism Development Authority and Pee Dee Electric Membership Corporation. The signs cost a total of $8,352.75 each, and all four should be erected by June 1, County Manager Lawrence Gatewood said.