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Vintage Casa Grande sign project competes nationally for funding

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A proposed vintage sign park in Casa Grande is one of 25 projects vying in a national funding competition. Submitted illustration/Casa Grande Dispatch

By Melissa St. Aude | Casa Grande Dispatch

A plan to create a vintage sign park in downtown Casa Grande is one of 25 projects vying in a national competition with a $150,000 prize payout — and area residents can help the project win.

Preservationists and proponents of the vintage sign park, a joint project between Casa Grande Main Street and the Casa Grande Historic Preservation Commission, aim to save, restore and display several vintage and neon signs that once graced businesses throughout the area. The signs would be displayed in a pedestrian-friendly park.

Organizers of the Partners in Preservation competition contacted Casa Grande Main Street and asked that the vintage sign project be included in the competition, Casa Grande Main Street Director Rina Rien said.

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