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Ground Breaking for ‘Welcome to Hiram’ Sign Set for Tuesday

The sign is expected to be completed by spring 2013.

Hiram officials will hold a ground breaking ceremony Tuesday evening at the site where a sign will one day greet visitors to the city.

The 5 p.m. event will be held on the north side of Highway 278 just east of Poplar Springs Road.

The “Welcome to Hiram Sign” is a replica of the signage in front of the Ben Hill Strickland Sr. Memorial Park on Highway 92. Dean Morgan is credited for the design. The new sign also will feature a LED display to scroll messages to those coming into to the city of the first time, coming home from work or simply passing through.

“Hiram is an extraordinary place to live, work, shop and visit,” Mayor Doris Devey said in a release last week. “We not only want our welcome sign to be a communication tool, we want to express our sense of pride and community to everyone coming into our hometown and welcome everyone to our City where we truly cherish our history and heritage.”

This sign specifications and architectural rendering has been provided by FLgraphix and will be bid out soon. City officials anticipate a completion date by spring 2013. A more accurate completion date will be available once bids are received and the project is awarded.

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