The Montross Love Sign, a local tourist attraction across from the Bank of Lancaster, will likely be vanishing soon for the winter. Last Tuesday, on the 19th of December, the Montross Town Council mentioned that the sign might go into storage in order to protect it from weather damage it would accrue over the winter, with it going back into place once the tourism season kicked back into gear.
The sign conceived by Town Manager Patricia Lewis and her husband Malcolm, with Melanie Stimmell of the Montross Mural Studio doing the painting. It was unveiled back at the beginning of October, in time for the Fall Festival. Vice Mayor Cosgrove at the time said that the sign was “an initiative to boost tourism and continue branding Montross as a revitalized town.” Each letter was comprised of something that was integral to the town, from the L’s fisherman boot and the oyster for an O, all the way to the shark’s tooth V and the E wine rack. It shows what is at the core of this town: the river, the food it provides, the shark teeth from beach combing, and the agriculture of the area, especially the wine industry as it leaves its infancy. All the letters emphasize just what makes this town a unique gem along the Northern Neck.
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