Reader letters Nov. 19
In defense of signs
To the editor:
The Rockwood United Methodist Church has been having a turkey supper every Thanksgiving for well more than 25 years and every year put signs advertising the supper.
This year, the supper was Saturday, Nov. 10, so the signs were put out Monday, Nov. 4. They were not going to be out but six days.
Tuesday, Nov. 5, the newly elected mayor of Canton told the fire chief to “get those turkey signs down.” A member of Rockwood was notified and the signs were removed.
There has been a town ordinance against signs for years, but it has not been enforced. The mayor decided he would put it into effect. Several churches on the area have been doing this for years. What can it hurt to advertise in the town of Canton for six to eight days each year?