New signage erected around the county is part of the overall vision for tourism

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Drive into Switzerland County or into some of the communities found within it, and you’ll see some new signs that have been erected welcoming visitors to the area.

The signs are the first part of a cooperative project, and more signs will be placed around the county in the coming weeks and months.

The project is part of “A Vision for Switzerland County”, which has brought together representatives from the Switzerland County Tourism Commission, Switzerland County officials, town of Vevay officials, the Vevay-Switzerland County Foundation, the Community Foundation of Switzerland County, and the Switzerland County Economic Development Commission.

“The project actually started long before I got here,” David Attaway of Switzerland County Tourism said. “It was part of the redevelopment component for the town of Vevay.”

Signs have been placed at the entrances to Vevay, Patriot, East Enterprise, and at some entrances to the county itself; and David Attaway says that another 23 signs will be coming to be placed into the rest of the Switzerland County communities.

“We hope by having these uniform signs, they will visually link our guests to the fact that we are all parts of Switzerland County as they drive our roads,” David Attaway said. “We want visitors to know that these are all areas of our community.”

David Attaway said that a large sign is currently being constructed, and when finished it will be erected in the Markland Dam Park to welcome visitors as they come across the Markland Dam into the county. David Attaway says that the sign should be ready for installation in November, with other signs for county areas being place near the first of the year.

The project was jointly funded by the participating entities, and the overall “Vision” project also involved the creation of stores, the renovation of buildings, and working with Main Street, Inc., on its projects and efforts.