LOWELL UNVEILS A NEW LOOK!
Lowell Master Planning Committee members, pictured from left to right are John Cantrell, Thomas Gillespie, Chuck Starr, Margie Parker, David Jennings, Martha Burris, Candy Funderburk, Cheritta Benson, Penny Stubbs, Sandy Railey, Kim Collins, Ed Jackson, and Pam Smith. Not pictured are Sam Boyles and Dick Roberts.
New signs are going up at major gateways to Lowell. They feature a bold and colorful look and a new slogan. The signs are a result of work by the Lowell Master Planning Committee and are made possible by an anonymous donor. The signs were hand-painted by local artist, Roger Ray.
Candy Funderburk, chair of the Committee, said, "We thought it was important for this to be one of our first accomplishments. There is a new spirit alive in Lowell - we truly are building today for a better tomorrow."
Chuck Starr, head of the subcommittee that proposed the new signs and designed the layout, explained the design elements and colors involved. "The flag motif appears in the large leaf because it represents the whole community and because Lowell calls itself "the Patriotic City". The Thread Trail is represented in brown, the Catawba River as blue, and the long leaf pine is part of North Carolina's heritage. The patriotic red, white, and blue are joined by green for hope and prosperity and brown for a strong foundation. Finally, the smaller leaves lead towards the future and opportunity."
The City Council has approved the design which will be gradually appearing throughout the community.