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A warm welcome

An idea that began about 10 years ago finally came to fruition last Friday - the dedication of a "Welcome to Alexandria" sign. Those representing the city, the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, and the company that paid for the sign - Tastefully Simple - dedicated the sign Friday. The 1,000-pound lighted landmark stands along Highway 29 South near the frontage road to Taco Bell. Landscaping touches, such as shrubs and perennials, will be added next spring. The long-range goal, according to the Chamber, is to place similar signs near three other entrances to the city - Highway 29 North, Highway 27 East and Highway 27 West.