Catonsville welcome sign is missing from its post

November 26, 2009

The eye-catching wooden sign that graced the entrance to Catonsville for about 15 years has disappeared from its post on a stone wall, and area residents have offered a $300 reward for its return. The colorful welcome, similar to the sign that hangs near the Catonsville Post Office, has greeted motorists and pedestrians to Frederick Road, the area's main street. It features an image of a Colonial house and a horse-drawn trolley atop "Catonsville" in bold letters. A poster that says in large red letters, "We want our sign back," has replaced it on the stone wall. "I think our sign is probably in the dorm room of some unnamed college nearby," said Jim Himel, vice president of the Catonsville Heritage Foundation. "This is a student prank kind of thing. It is a really nice sign, and I hope we get it back."

- Mary Gail Hare | The Baltimore Sun

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