PV to dedicate sign Sept. 16

       The recently erected Pleasant Valley entryway sign will be dedicated Saturday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m.
       According to Pleasant Valley Neighborhood Association (PVNA) member Jim Corcoran, the ceremony will be in the nearby Rock of Ages Church parking lot and feature appearances/comments by several local officials who helped the association make it a reality.
       The event will be a chance to say, “Hey, here's what we were able to accomplish, and here are the people who helped,” Corcoran explained.
       The large limestone marker, surrounded by some 200 plantings, went up in July. Facing northbound traffic heading into the neighborhood, it sits near the front of a traffic island between the two sides of 31st Street. The sign reads: “Pleasant Valley.”
       Dignitaries who are expected to be on hand include County Commis-sioner Sallie Clark, City Council member Scott Hente, City Parks Director Paul Butcher and City Parks Maintenance Manager Kurt Schroeder. Invitations are also being sent out to all 180 members of the PVNA, Corcoran said.
       The dedication culminates a roughly three-year PVNA effort in which association leaders nearly gave up on the idea at one point in the face of various types of city red tape.
       Corcoran has requested that 31st Street be closed off for the occasion, but as of press deadline the city had not agreed to to do this.

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