Soon, Columbians who head across the Blossom Street bridge will be welcomed by an attractive brick sign, and by attractive young women in jogging costume. Or so we are led to gather, from the artist’s rendering. Here’s hoping we are not disappointed by the actuality.
Friendly competitor Clare Morris, who does publicity for the town of Cayce, shares the following release:
City of Cayce to construct new welcome sign
at Blossom Street Bridge
Landmark part of City’s ongoing beautification efforts
Drivers coming across the Blossom Street Bridge soon will be greeted by a new landmark to let them know they are entering the City of Cayce.
Cayce Beautification Foundation will place a new welcome sign near the intersection of Blossom Street and Knox Abbott Drive. To support the foundation’s efforts, Cayce City Council has approved funding for the project through the City’s Tax Increment Financing District or “TIF.”
“We are very excited about the new sign, which will identify the beginning of our city and provide a warm welcome to visitors and residents alike,” says Cayce Beautification Chairman Butch Kelly.
The new sign is part of Cayce’s redevelopment plan and its placement marks the beginning of the City’s beautification efforts along Knox Abbott Drive. Construction will begin within three to six months, based on permitting.
“With our diverse cultural and recreational amenities, we want people to see Cayce as a destination,” explains Mayor Elise Partin. “We want visitors and potential business owners to see the beauty that Cayce residents know is here. This new sign reflects our tremendous civic pride.”
But seriously, folks — since Mayor Elise Partin took office several years back, much has been done to beautify Cayce, particularly the critical corridor in from the airport. This effort lays out the welcoming mat at the other door.