New ‘Welcome to Whitehall’ sign makes it debut

B y Derek Liebig

Commuters entering Whitehall from the south on Route 4 will receive a colorful new welcome.

Over a dozen representatives from local businesses and organizations gathered Friday afternoon to unveil a new “Welcome to Whitehall.”

Located at the Ross Chevrolet lot on the northbound side of Route 4 as you enter the village from the south

The 24 foot by 8 foot sign pays homage to the communities’ Naval history and features a view of the canal, Lock 12, the Saunders Street Bridge, the Skene Manor and several other businesses and buildings along South Williams and Main Streets.

The sign is painted in vibrant hues of green and blue that reflect the natural landscape surrounding the village and is hard to miss as you enter the community.

Rick Price, an artist from Beacon who specializes in murals, designed and painted the sign.

It replaces an old weather-worn sign that had stood in the same location for decades.

Several different groups came together to make the sign possible.

Erika Foy, owner of Brown Dog Auction Company, hired Price to design and paint the sign; the Ross family permitted the chamber to place the sign on their property; Organizing Rural Community Assets (ORCA) provided grant money ($500); and the boy scouts primed the sign before it was painted.

“It was a real group effort,” said Whitehall Chamber of Commerce president Bethe Reynolds.

Mayor Peter Telisky was quick to praise the efforts of everyone involved Monday.

“They did a great job. The sign looks outstanding,” he said.

Reynolds said the Chamber is interesting in adding additional entry signs north of the village on Route 4 and another as you enter the village from the north on Route 22.

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