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Easter EditionApril 2011
In This Issue
Pre-Summer Home Tune-Up
Does Your Kid Deserve a GRADUATION BANNER?
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Signs & More is very active with many area business associations and chambers of commerce such as the Acworth Business Association, Bartow Business Association, Kennesaw Business Association,   Bartow Chamber of Commerce, Paulding Chamber of Commerce and many more. 
We would like to express our appreciation for these groups being available with their time, resources and referrals.  They are all great assets and create a community of healthy growth of local businesses.
If you are not already involved with a community organization we, at Signs & More, Inc., encourage you to seek one or more out and join forces with a dedicated group of like minded business people.
Time to shop for that perfect Easter Bonnet, a new Sunday Suit, that new pair of shoes for church.  Easter is a time to rejoice in life renewed eternal.  It is a time for families to gather after church and enjoy family, good food and a lot of laughs.  We hope this Easter you remember the true value in life is not the amount in our bank accounts, but the riches we have in each other.  Enjoy your family and friends this Easter as we at Signs & More will enjoy ours. 
Bill & Jane Swanson

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Time for a Pre-Summer Tune Up 

Now is the time to do a walk around your home and take note of the summer projects to put on your "to do" list.  The month of April is ideal for many projects due to the warming of the climate (but not yet too hot) and the interspersed rains. 

It is time to plant.  If you have bermuda grass in your yard now is the time to throw down fertilizer.  The grass is just starting to green up and this takes a lot of energy from the plant.  A well regimented watering and fertilizing program will assure you of a beautiful lawn.

The fescue lawns should have been seeded in the fall but not to worry.  If you did not have the time, now is not too late.  We have had a nice gradual change in temperature and fescue does not germinate until the ground has reached a certain temperature.  If you already have over 50% fescue, you only need to core airate, spread the seeds and rake them in.  Make sure you have at least 10 holes per square foot.  Water well for the first two days and once a week after.

Look over your house and see what can be done to keep a well maintained home.  I found a quarter inch size hole in my roof.  I do not know how long it has been there but I have noticed signs of leakage in the corner room below the hole.

I highly recommend you get gutter protection of some type if you do not have any yet.  Gutter Guard and Leaf Guard are well know brands and very effective.

Put in a little extra effort in your home's upkeep and you will enjoy many happy years of home ownership. 


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Banner Time For Graduation

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You've watched over them since birth.  You took them to school their first day and you cried as you walked away knowing for the next six hours you had placed your most precious possession in a stranger's hands.  As the years went by, you nurtured, you advised, you encouraged and taxied them whenever possible.  Now you sit as they cross the stage and accept a certificate that states completion of 12 years of schooling.  You swell with pride, your heart is in your throat, tears flow freely as you realize they are sprouting their wings to leave the nest.

How can you show them how proud you are?  What words can ever say how much you love them?  The simple words, "I love you and am very proud of you" will be enough.  Let Signs & More help you say this and so much more with a banner congratulating your child for all the years of "Do your homework", "Be home by 10", "Call when you get there", "I was so worried about you" etc...

You want everyone to know what a great kid you have and a banner is a great way to do so. Whether you display it on your lawn or at the front of the neighborhood, your child will know Mom and Dad are proud parents of a High School Graduate.

P.S  Don't forget the College Grads..



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Sign of the Month


Advocates for Children - Win the DUCKMOBILE!


Advocates for Children is a non-profit organization serving the children and families of Bartow County and other surrounding North Georgia counties.  Advocates offers safety, comfort and hope to about 2,500 children and youth each year by providing resources and support to strengthen our community of families.  Their special programs and services include the Flowering Branch Children's Shelter, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), First Steps, Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Project Safe Place and more.


The largest annual fundraiser for the Advocates is the DUCK DERBY.  This year's race is the 10thAnnual and the goal is to have 30,000 rubber ducks racing down the Etowah River at the Riverside Day Use Area in Cartersville on MAY 14.  The person who purchases the winning duck will drive away in a brand new Honda Fit donated by Honda Carland North.


Signs & More has been honored to provide signs and banners for the event.  And especially gratifying is designing and wrapping the DUCKMOBILE.  


Below are the steps that lead to the birth of the Duckmobile: 


Concept- Advocates determines the theme for the duck each year.  2011 marks the 10th year the Derby has been a part of the Bartow community and a celebration of A Decade of Ducks is now underway with a superhero theme. Event mascot "Quacky" can now be seen with a cape to represent local heroes who work to help children.


Design - Signs & More takes the theme and incorporates that into a partial wrap.  Proofs are developed and approved by the Advocates.

Vehicle Wrap Design


Manufacture - the wrap is printed on special vinyl made to go around curves/corners on the car.  Then it is laminated with a protective clear coat.


printing car wrap


preparing car wrap




 Application - it takes a special skill to get the material properly placed on the car.  First the car is cleaned with alcohol and then primers and sealers are used to ensure proper adhesion on indentations.



Cleaning Vehicle for Wrap



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Celebration- The Duckmobile is ready for its new owner.



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Want to get more involved in the community? Advocates has just the answer you're looking for! Volunteer opportunities abound whether you'd like to help with events, spend some time as a mentor for a child at the shelter, fix a meal for the kids at the shelter, or any number of things, OR BUY A DUCK (OR MANY DUCKS) TO SUPPORT THE ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN AND MAYBE WIN THE CAR!!!!!  Come to Signs & More to buy your ducks or buy them online.









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Call today to get started on your Neighborhood or Personal Graduation Banner.  Please mention this promotion when placing your order.

Offer Expires:  Graduation, 2011

Signs & More, Inc. is a full-service custom sign, vehicle wrap & banner manufacturing company that can satisfy all indoor or outdoor advertising needs. Design - Manufacture - Install, we do it all.  No project is too large or too small - monument signs, lighted channel letters, or full vehicle wraps to small window graphics, car magnets or inside wayfinding signs.  Signs & More is your obvious choice for excellent service and quality.  We specialize in matching specific colors in signs for detail oriented customers.

Let us promote you to the next level!

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you,

Bill & Jane Swanson