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S I G N A G E & P R I N T I N G S H O P T A L K | R I C K W I L L I A M S SUMMER CAMP SIGNS TO LAST A LIFETIME RECOGNIZING CAMP DEER RUN DONERS All images courtesy Rick Williams 5 2 G R A P H I C S P R O J U N E 2 0 2 2 G R A PH I C S - PR O.C O M H ere in Northeast Texas, there are a numerous summer camps or church camps scattered around. Over the years, we've made signs for sev- eral of them. CAMP DEER RUN PROJECT Camp Deer Run is located back in the country, about a 45-minute drive from the shop, and my kids and grandkids have been campers there. A little while back the camp director asked me about making some more signs for several new or recently refurbished cabins, each of which has a sponsor that paid most or all the expenses. Sometimes these are nanced in memory of a loved one, or in honor of a church congregation, and the sponsor's name will go on that cabin's sign. ese signs were a nal expense on each cabin, and it was imperative that each cabin and their cabin signs last a very long time. In previous years, and on other cabins, we've made signs of treated lumber with powder-coated aluminum letters, elements, and trim — materials that really last. e only problem we had was keeping them from warping or the boards sepa- rating over time. Usually, we are making one or two signs, this time they needed six. It is very likely that these signs will still be in place when this old sign guy will have gone to the big campground in the sky, and one extra construction step would help ensure they would. a at t op ttin aron a an pro na a i rop o tr oar r r ap int a an orr or i to prra in or nrin tir n or n rri ain t r a orani in rop o tr iiar rain an oor rr trat r t a i not rat ait t or oa nor t pi tro t inntor

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