New PA Sign Revealed

New PA Sign Revealed
Posted on 05/30/2018
New PA Sign RevealedA new Welcome to Port Angeles sign was unveiled on Friday afternoon, May 25.  The sign, over twelve feet long and made of cedar, is the work of Port Angeles High School students Sawyer Larsen, Glenn Deckard and Mariah Fortman.

The sign, located on Lincoln Street by Jefferson Elementary School’s playing fields, greets drivers as they enter from the west.

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Corey Delikat, Parks & Recreation Director for the City of Port Angeles, thanked everyone assembled at the unveiling.  Delikat served as the City’s point of contact for the students during the project.

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The sign includes a greeting phrase in the Klallam language.  Lower Elwha Tribal members, including Tribal Chairwoman Francis Charles, added song and well wishes as the sign was revealed. 

Sign Flower BedThe sign project included reposting and improving the flower bed around the sign. “We want it to last for a long, long time,” said Glenn. “This is a long-term commitment.” 

Woodworking instructor Tim Branham was acknowledged by his students. “Our teacher, Mr. Branham, while offering his expertise, has allowed us to learn this project on our own,” said Deckard.

The students also thanked local painter Jackson Smart for his finishing touches, and Hartnagel’s for donating materials for the project.

For additional assistance, please contact:

M. Patsene Dashiell
Communications & Community Relations Coordinator
Ph: 360-565-3703
Port Angeles School District
Central Services – 216 East 4th Street
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