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  • New sign welcomes visitors to St. Johnsville

  • A new sign welcoming visitors to St. Johnsville debuted Monday.

    The sign, on Bridge Street near the entrance to the campsite, marina and riverfront park, was completed by the Chamber of Commerce and measures 24 feet long and eight feet high.

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  • A new sign welcoming visitors to St. Johnsville debuted Monday.
    The sign, on Bridge Street near the entrance to the campsite, marina and riverfront park, was completed by the Chamber of Commerce and measures 24 feet long and eight feet high.
    “It was overdue,” said Chamber of Commerce President Margaret DiGiacomo.
    She added the new sign will be easier for drivers to recognize and read.
    “It’s a good sign,” said Mayor Bernard Barnes. “The Chamber of Commerce is an active organization and doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves. The village is certainly appreciative for all the Chamber does in the community and thanks them for taking this project on. They did a great job.”
    DiGiacomo said the welcome sign has space for 32 business plaques.
    “At this time we have 22 plaques on the sign, so there is still enough room for 10 more,” she said, adding each plaque, complete with yellow lettering, measures 42 inches long and 10 inches wide.
    The welcome sign was not the only project completed by the St. Johnsville Chamber of Commerce, as DiGiacomo said the organization also replaced a number of street signs in the village.
    “The street signs used to be green and white in color, and the new signs are blue and white,” she said. “About half of the street signs were completed a few years ago, and the Chamber pledged to replace the remaining signs, so we are happy to say the balance of the project has been completed.”
    “They look fabulous,” Barnes said of the new blue and white street signs. “Again, I can’t say enough about the work the Chamber of Commerce does. They do a lot to improve the quality of life here.”
    DiGiacomo encouraged anyone wanting more information on the organization and its upcoming events to visit the Chamber’s website at www.st.johnsvillechamber.com.
    “If an event planned by the St. Johnsville Chamber of Commerce is canceled it will be put on our website,” she said, adding the Chamber sponsored village Christmas tree lighting went on as planned Sunday evening, despite social media posts that said the event was canceled due to rain.
    “The wagon rides and bonfire had to be canceled, but Mayor Barnes lit the Christmas tree and everyone went to the American Legion to enjoy Christmas caroling, storytelling and refreshments. Santa even made an appearance and gave out candy and gifts,” said DiGiacomo.

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