What Will Maine’s Largest Free Standing Sign in Lewiston Say?
Each letter stands 10 feet tall!
I'll give you a hint. This sign, again, is the biggest free-standing sign in Maine and will be in Lewiston. And the last letter is N. Good job - it will spell...
According to the Sun Journal, this is a gift to Lewiston from the sign manufacturing company Neokraft Signs. It's to celebrate their 75th year in business. I like a company that celebrates its own birthday by giving a gift. They started with N and not L.
They are donating the 10-foot-high letters that will spell LEWISTON in the Veterans Memorial Park. You'll have a great view driving into the city over the Longley Bridge. It's a great project with Lewiston Regional Technical Center students doing the welding of the letters after Neokraft Signs makes the letters.
The vice president of sales and marketing for Neokraft, Mike Mathieu, told the Sun Journal...
We wanted to do something to give back. We’ve donated a new concrete stage that’s been poured in front of that wall, along with a new wall where the letters will be placed for everyone coming into town to see.
Neokraft Signs is actually responsible for a couple of iconic signs in Maine. Two of my favorites in fact. One I see at least a dozen times a day - the Time and Temp sign on the Time and Temperature Building in Portland. The other sign I look for is the 'Hopeful' sign at the Bates Mill. It's by Maine artist Charlie Hewitt and I adore that sign.
Look for the 10-foot-tall huge LEWISTON sign to be done just in time for the Lewiston Auburn Liberty Festival on July 3.