Representatives from Laurens County Council, Greenwood County Council, Laurens County Chamber of Commerce, Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission, tourism partners and Connect Lake Greenwood officially cut the ribbon on the two new signs welcoming everyone to each county.
The new signage was paid for by a grant acquired nearly 18 months ago for signage on the lake, according to Connect Lake Greenwood Chair Jimmy Peden.
“This is hopefully phase one of an overall streetscape that crosses the bridge,” said Laurens County Water and Sewer Commission Executive Director Jeff Field. “Phase II, hopefully in the fall, will include trees, plantings, lighting for the bridge and road surface. It’s going to look really good when we are all finished.”
The reality of the new signage was a collaboration between several entities on both sides of the lake. Greenwood County is providing the landscaping materials for the signage and Laurens County provided the labor and both counties will work together on maintenance.
“A lot of good work is being done between the two counties on this effort,” said Field.