By Elizabeth Tenney
Let’s leave a proud legacy for Mammoth. Cast your vote for best arrival and departure statements for the Mammoth Gateway monument signs.
For those visitors not in the know, Elizabeth has spearheaded a project to build rather Rushmore-sized monuments to adorn either side of 395 as you enter/exit Mammoth.
As visitors arrive, they will see the winning arrival message on the north Gateway monument directly opposite the south monument’s “MAMMOTH LAKES” in oversize letters. Winning departure message will be on town side of south monument, visible after passing McDonalds. Town side of north monument remains blank. (Caltrans regs.)
From more than 100 entries, the Gateway Steering Committee chose the following based on length, suitability, timelessness, and not being already trademarked:
2) Gateway to the Heart of the High Sierra
3) “The mountains are calling…” –John Muir
4) Unofficial Sheet Selection: “Please Spend Lots of Money”
A) We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. — Native American Proverb
B) Smile. You’ll be returning soon!
C) “Going to the mountains is going home.” –John Muir / See you again soon.
D) Unofficial Sheet Selection: “We Broke It, You Bought It!” -Mammoth Lakes Town Council
To vote, go to www.mammothgateway.org and click on “Gateway Contest.” At the bottom of “Contest” page, click on link, “Vote for your favorite arrival and departure statement.”
Voting closes midnight, Sunday, Nov. 27. Results announced in The Sheet Dec. 3 and earlier online at www.mammothgateway.org or www.thesheetnews.com. Winners receive a laser-inscribed brick paver honoring their important contribution to the Mammoth Gateway Community Project. Winners’ pavers will be placed first on the pathway in front of the south Gateway monument.