Permanent signs envisioned for four entrances to the town
The Hull No Place for Hate Committee is selling yard signs featuring its logo to raise funds for permanent NPFH signs that would, if approved, be placed at the entrances to the town at a future time.
The logo, created by longtime committee member Sue Petersen, of Sue Petersen Graphic Design and Illustration, bears this welcoming message: “A Place in the Sun for Everyone! Hull is No Place for Hate.”
The purpose of the yard signs “is to create a beautiful, welcoming display for residents and visitors alike,” NPFH Secretary Celia Nolan told The Hull Times. “The logo shows the variety in our community and that we live in this lovely seaside town all together.”
The design of the permanent signs is still in process but will include the town seal and the American flag, “showing that the values of NPFH are also the values of Hull and the nation,” Nolan said. The permanent signs will also be designed by Petersen, who is donating her time and labor.
“The yard signs were union-made locally by East Coast Printing Inc.,” she noted, adding, “A union print shop is a member of the International Allied Printing Trades Council and offers employees fair wages and workplace protections.”
The plan, if all goes as expected, is to install the permanent signs at the four entrances to town: Atlantic Avenue, Nantasket Avenue, George Washington Boulevard, and Windmill Point, near the ferry terminal.
The Board of Selectmen late last year approved the plan to install the permanent signs, with certain conditions. All sign locations and the final design are subject to approval by the selectmen and must conform to various town requirements, including size.
The purchase price of $10 for each yard sign, which includes H-stakes, is slightly higher than the actual cost. All the profits will go toward the permanent town signs and other programming and materials that further Hull NPFH’s mission. The cost of the permanent signs has not yet been determined.
The $10 charge is payable by cash or check to “Town of Hull – No Place for Hate” at the time of receipt. The sign will be available for pickup or delivery.
To reserve a yard sign, residents and businesses can email firstname.lastname@example.org, including a phone number and indicating whether they would like to pick up the sign or have it delivered. Donations are also welcome.