The City of Neligh is getting a facelift this spring as the nearly 15 year old welcome banners are in the process of being replaced.
According to Economic Development Director Greg Ptacek, many of the current banners were very worn and
needed to retire.
The city had ordered extra of the maroon ones and had recently ran out of their surplus.
The City of Neligh and the Chamber of Commerce decided to go with the new branding and to move forward with the city's new logo and slogan.
"It's a wonderful way to showcase your town," Chamber member Jeri Anderson said.
The city paid for half of the banners that were supplied by Blackburns and the chamber paid the other half.
"It's great to have the new logos on the banners," Anderson said, "and I'm thankful that the City went half with the Chamber."
Ptacek said the new banners not only display the city's new branding, but showcases the city in a positive light.
"It kind of shows that we have great roots but are moving forward in great direction," Ptacek said.
The banners will be hung on over a dozen light poles throughout the town and along highway 275.
"With the highway carrying 6,000 vehicles a day, its a great to try to market to those people coming through town," Ptacek said.
According to Ptacek the project is currently on hold while new brackets are being sought to hold the 5 ft. tall banners