New banners go up
by Kevin Pearson
Jul 25, 2013 | 1268 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cleveland is putting up new banners around the city to welcome travelers and promote Delta State University.

The 56 new banners, that will hang at intersections from Bishop Road to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and from Rosemary Road to White Street, started going up on Tuesday.

The idea for the banners was first discussed at a Delta State Community Meeting after someone noticed the banners in Starkville promoting Mississippi State University, according to the Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce Marketing and Communications Director Brian Blansett.

Many of the old banners throughout Cleveland, which were placed 10 to 12 years ago, had blown down.

According to Blansett, Emily Havens and other at the meeting thought that this would be a good addition to the town in hopes to better the relationship between Delta State and Cleveland and to show travelers that Delta State is here.

Letters were sent out in March asking for donors to sponsor the banners.

For $250, the sponsor’s banner, which displays the name of the company, will be placed wherever there is room along U.S. Highway 61 or Miss. Highway 8.

For $350, the banner will be placed near the sponsor’s business or wherever they choose.

These banners, which have a life expectancy of about seven years, will hang year round until they start to become tattered.