A service organization in Tioga County has taken steps to replace a roadside sign that alerted motorists that they were in the small community called "Apalachin."
An old wood sign that had been in place on the south side of Route 434 for several decades broke apart due to strong winds in July of last year.
Paul Huonker, who chairs the Apalachin Lions Club civic improvement committee, said a new sign was installed a few weeks ago.
Huonker said the sign is located on a state Department of Transportation extension of Route 434 where West Main Street begins.
Club members like to refer to the site as "Lions Park." Huonker said members have voluntarily maintained the site for many years. He said they cut the grass as well as remove tree limbs, weeds and brush around the roadway.
The new sign was created and installed by Anything Artistic in Owego.
In an email, Huonker said "our club takes great pride in reestablishing a visible, unofficial gateway to our beloved Apalachin."
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