Waterford Lanes, located at 7100 Cooley Lake Road, is sponsoring a fund-raiser Thursday, June 2 to raise money for erecting another gateway sign bordering the township.
A $20 fee earns participants three games of bowling and shoes. Participants must arrive between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Waterford Lanes owner Bud Norton has committed to donating $12 of each $20 fee paid during that time frame to the cause.
“We’re trying to build two more signs here in Waterford,” Norton said. “I plan to hold another fund-raiser in August for the effort.”
The Waterford Beautification Committee has already installed a new gateway sign at M-59 and Williams Lake Road at a cost of nearly $13,000.
“Bud volunteered to hold the fund-raiser after he saw the first sign,” said Waterford Treasurer Margaret Birch, who is also a member of the township’s Beautification Committee. “He’ll be giving a large share to the beautification effort.”
Norton added that if people don’t want to bowl, they can always drop off monetary donations instead.
The move to change over the signs from archaic wooden signs to an aluminum construction has been a priority in the making for nearly three years. The township’s goal is to replace one sign currently located along Dixie Highway just past Andersonville Road, and another located at Dixie Highway and Telegraph Road.
“We’re not sure which sign we’ll be tackling next,” Birch said. “No determination has been made.”
The new state-of-the-art aluminum sign construction is built with a breakaway system for safety, should a vehicle crash into one of the signs. The contemporary design is overlayed by two-dimensional water waves in varying hues of blue.