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New ‘Welcome to Swannanoa’ Sign – Donate Now


Help Us Raise Funds for a New “Welcome to Swannanoa” Sign

Proposed new Welcome to Swannanoa sign

Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS) is launching a community fundraising campaign to raise money for a new “Welcome to Swannanoa” sign. The current sign, located in front of the Swannanoa Ingles, is over 50 years old, and has deteriorated beyond repair. It’s time for a new sign that will welcome residents and visitors to Swannanoa, and reflect the pride we all have in our beautiful community.

The new 3.5′ x 7′ sign (see design above) will be two-sided so that it can be seen by folks entering Swannanoa from the east as well as the west. It features the words “Welcome to Swannanoa” beneath a colorful mountain scene, and will be mounted on a river rock base, in honor of the Swannanoa River. The design will be sandblasted and painted on long-lasting cedar wood.

The total cost of the sign, to be created by Jimmy Lamb of Lamb Sign Company, is $4,000. Several FANS board members and other Swannanoa residents have already come forward with $2,000 in matching funds. This means that every donation from the community will be matched dollar-for-dollar until we reach the fundraising goal of $4,000. We’re half way there! Will you help us close the gap?

To make it really easy for you to be a part of this community fundraising effort, FANS has created a Paypal account. Just click on the “Donate” button below to make a credit card or Paypal donation*. FANS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so all donations are tax deductible. No amount is too small. The community works when we work together!

*If you prefer to donate by mail, please make your check payable to FANS (write “Welcome Sign” in the memo line) and mail it to PO Box 697, Swannanoa, NC, 28778.

Thank you.