Klamath County Rotary spruces up welcome sign

Klamath County Rotary spruces up welcome sign

On May 24, the Klamath County Rotary Club planted 14 flats of snap dragons and marigolds at the north wntrance “Welcome to Klamath Falls” sign.

The history of the sign was provided by John Novak, who explained that the Chamber of Commerce in the late 1980s hoped to improve the image of Klamath Falls and partnered with Klamath County Rotary to design, build, and maintain a welcome sign as you entered the city from the north on Highway 97. Land owned by Rotarians Rich and Rob Bogatay was chosen. The welcome sign was completed in 1989 with a pelican in flight that was designed by a local sign painter Jim Kurth. That pelican rendition has been co-opted by the city as a symbol of Klamath Falls.

While the sign and flower beds are maintained by the Rotary Club, the lawn and surroundings are maintained by Rich Bogatay, both for the betterment of Klamath Falls. If you would like to know more about Klamath County Rotary, view our web page at www.kcrotary.org. Pictured above are Klamath County Rotarians Jim Witt, Neal Eberlein, Matt Hurley, Ron Hathaway, Jerry Molatore, and John Novak.