BILLBOARDS, ESPECIALLY THOSE in rural Minnesota, fascinate me.
The signs impress me as more interesting, more focused, quirkier, it seems, and zeroed in on a specific geographical region. The messages, the art, can reveal much about an area and often make me smile, sometimes even laugh.
Additionally, many small towns take great pride in the local high school’s athletic accomplishments, even from decades ago.
Although many small towns brag about local sporting accomplishments, I would like to occasionally drive into a community and also read a sign boasting of academic, musical, theatrical or other accomplishments.
Wouldn’t that be nice to see in our sports-obsessed world?
Imagine reading a sign like “Home of the 2012 Minnesota State Spelling Bee Champion” or something like that.
HAS ANYONE OUT THERE ever spotted a sign in a community highlighting non-athletic accomplishments at the high school level?
© Copyright 2012 Audrey Kletscher Helbling