You might remember the Welcome to Chico Sign that I photographed earlier in the month. It was badly damaged over the years from weather and fires. Well, the sign is getting its face lift. Actually it's getting pretty much everything changed. A group of volunteers have come together to break down and reconstruct the sign back to its "welcoming" look updated with new materials. It was quite a sight to see the sign be crushed into pieces, but it will be neat to see it reconstructed. I am sure I will photograph the new sign when it is built on the old steel supports.
Buildrite Dan Thompson (right) uses a lift donated by Alex Dubose of Guy Rents to knock down the Welcome to Chico sign as volunteers work on the demolition before they can restore the Welcome to Chico sign along Hwy99 on Saturday, March 27, 2010 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)
Cleanrite Bob Mackenzie (left) hammers away the stucco on the supports for the Welcome to Chico Sign as volunteers Dino Corbin, Modern Building Steve Seegret, Buildrite Matt Mitchell, Buildrite Dan Thompson also came to help with the demolition work that needs to be to restore the Welcome to Chico sign along Hwy99 with a lift donated by Alex Dubose of Guy Rents on Saturday, March 27, 2010 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/Chico Enterprise-Record)