Pictured (left to right) are Gloria Del Greco, Purdue Extension Service and Chair of the Sheridan Coalition Committee; Linda Williams of the Sheridan Main Street Committee; Parvin Gillim, Sheridan architect and the design winner; Mark Heirbrandt, President of the Hamilton County Commissioners; and Liz Walden, the Sheridan Town Clerk/Treasurer.
Pictured (left to right) are Gloria Del Greco, Purdue Extension Service and Chair of the Sheridan Coalition Committee; Linda Williams of the Sheridan Main Street Committee; Parvin Gillim, Sheridan architect and the design winner; Mark Heirbrandt, President of the Hamilton County Commissioners; and Liz Walden, the Sheridan Town Clerk/Treasurer.
SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Town Council meeting on Monday night was the location for the announcement of the winning entry in the design contest for a new roadside entryway sign for the community. Sheridan Main Street chair Linda Williams told the Council members there were a total of 34 designs submitted and after long and thoughtful consideration the submission by Sheridan resident and architect Parvin Gillim was selected.
The sign will be constructed on ground donated by First Farmers Bank and Trust at its location on Ind. 38, just on the east edge of the community sometime this summer.
It is expected this location will make the sign very visible to the heavily traveled highway and will be inviting and informative to visitors unfamiliar with the Sheridan community. The old wooden sign at a nearby location was destroyed during a storm over a year ago. It is also projected that a similar sign will be placed along the Ind. 47 corridor on the west side of the community at a future date.
Not only did Gillim win the design contest, he was also the recipient of the $250 award given to the winner. The award was presented by Hamilton County Commissioners President Mark Heirbrandt. Heirbrandt also declared that an additional $500 will be given to the town to offset the cost of building the sign. This prompted Gillim to immediately say that he will donate his $250 prize to the same fund for the same purpose.
Town Clerk/Treasurer Liz Walden was asked to set up a special donation fund for the purpose of helping to fund the project because Town Council President David Kinkead said he would like to encourage other individuals and organizations to make donations. If you are interested in making a donation, please contact Walden at the town hall. Sheridan is an important and growing community in the northwest portion of Hamilton County. As development continues in the Westfield and Noblesville areas, and as Ind. 47 and Ind. 38 become increasingly important access conduits to our county, people need to know more about Sheridan. The placement of permanent and significant signage, broadcasting the town’s presence, is increasingly important to the growth of downtown.
Without eye catching signage, tens of thousands of people who traverse the two state roads each year will pass within a half mile of downtown and yet never know the town is there.
Sheridan community members extended their thanks to the all who were involved in the sign design project.