Signing up for a warm welcome
IT is said a picture paints a thousand words, and one father and son team want to portray a beautiful town rather than a dilapidated eyesore.
McCosker Signwriting's Nelson McCosker and son Seth Jameson took the challenge to improve the look of highway approaches to the Rose City.
The men have lived the majority of their lives in Warwick and, with town pride brimming, decided the welcome wagon should reflect an image visitors wouldn't forget, rather than a sign fit for the scrap-heap.
“The ‘Welcome to Warwick' signs are faded and falling apart,” Mr Jameson said.
“One of the five community groups listed on the sign doesn't exist any more, and it said (meetings times) at the Grand Hotel which hasn't been around for years.
“It's no-one's fault, it's just something that's happened.
"We want to do this and give the entrance a new lease on life.”
Mr Jameson said the sign update had been on the cards for a while, but with so many community groups to consider the idea had remained a pipedream.
He now hopes the new welcome will be erected within two weeks.
“Now's the time. We will liaise with the community groups and create a sign everyone's happy with,” he said.
“These groups do so much for the community and we wanted to give something back.”