Lorton's New 'Welcome' Sign to be Dedicated on March 14
The new sign will welcome motorists at the Lorton border on Richmond Highway
This week, Lorton's new eight-foot-tall "welcome" sign will officially be unveiled, along northbound Route 1 near Gunston Road. The sign will carry the logos of 10 Lorton-area organizations and will read in bold letters, "Lorton, Virginia - 1875."
"It's going to be a permanent fixture," said Shep Crow, a founding member of the South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, in a previous interview with Patch.
Crow and Lorton's Ray Rainwater took down the former sign, and Crow has spent the last two years raising support and gaining County approval for the new sign.
"One day I was driving up the road and I saw the old sign sitting on the side of the road. It was all rusted over and looked like it got hit by a Mack truck. It was a real eyesore and it didn't look good for Lorton at all," said Crow.
The dedication will be at 1:00 p.m.