Dear Editor, perhaps it is none of my business since I live in West Monroe and not in Zachary. However, I would nonetheless like to ask why the sign pointing people to Zachary was taken down some years back and never replaced.
Now, my reason for asking is simply this: My wife and I visit a Baton Rouge doctor every six months.
On our first trip there some years ago, we spotted the Zachary sign and decided to see the town. It seemed a very peaceful area to live and looked very clean. Like I say, the sign pointed us to your town and upon entering from Hwy. 61, we discovered a great restaurant by the name of Sammy's. We had a meal there and continue to this day to stop and eat there.
Also, my wife, the wonderful woman that she is, has to enter a store or two on every visit, hence a few tax dollars are placed into your coffers.
If the sign attracted us, then surely it also attracts others. Like I say, it's your town, but being raised myself in a small town like Tallulah, it just makes sense to want folks coming in and spending money.
I'll just bet a new sign directing people to your wonderful community would pay for itself fairly quickly.
Thank You, and Have a Good Day -
West Monroe, La.