Two signs encouraging I-94 travelers to stop in Terry were recently placed along the east and west bound lanes near Terry’s entrances. The 23-by-10-foot signs were a collaborative effort between the Prairie County Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Montana tourism group and owners of the Kempton Hotel.
Kempton Hotel and Terry RV Oasis owners Russ and Linda Schwartz offered to share their sign space with the Prairie County Chamber of Commerce in an effort to help encourage tourism in the area.
Federal regulations limit the number of signs near highways.
Eastman Sign Company in Lewistown, Mont., completed the banner artwork.
Along with a landscape view of the Terry Badlands, located in the center, the identical signs list the chamber’s website and the Evelyn Cameron Gallery.
The Southeast Montana tourism group donated $885 to the $4,285 project.
Another item of discussion during the Feb. 8 Chamber of Commerce meeting included an effort to host a 100-year school anniversary of graduating classes at Terry High School. Dale Galland, Casey Klasna, Todd Devlin and Jere Freiboth are spearheading efforts to host the 100-year anniversary over the 2012 Terry Yippee event, held the last weekend in July. The group expects to have more information to release in the following months.
Chamber goals for 2012 were also reviewed. They include:
- Creating and placing brochures throughout the area promoting the Evelyn Cameron Gallery, Prairie County Museum and visits to the Terry Badlands
- A student-created mural project that would implement the geocaching activity popular with tourists
- A family-friendly ghost tour that would coincide with the Evelyn Cameron Gala
Members of the Prairie County Chamber of Commerce will meet March 14 at noon in the Community Room of the Stockman Bank.
Published February 15, 2012