Editorial: Stop the presses: A water tower winner is inWe’d like to say we came upon the idea on our own, but, really, there was a lot of help involved.
We’d like to say we came upon the idea on our own, but, really, there was a lot of help involved.
That makes it easier to not sound conceited when we say we’ve discovered the greatest idea of all time when it comes to slogans on the new water tower.
Even more suggestions have come in the past week on what words should go below “Two Harbors” on the new tower going up in the industrial park. We have forwarded them on to the proper authority – the new arts and beautification committee.
That group must be a swift-working bunch because when we gave them “the greatest idea ever” for the tower earlier this week, we were told it could be too late. Wheels are in motion. An idea has taken hold.
We are not abated. This is just too good. Heck, the tower isn’t even up yet. We have plenty of time.
So, what is this most stupendous idea for the ages? Let’s just say, when you consider the Honking Tree pullout section this week, we’ve been doing a little wading into the tree’s surviving legacy.
There’s no doubt the downing of the tree caused raw emotions to well up inside of many. And while some have moved on, many more are taking a vested interest in what happens to the rest of the tree as memorial ideas fly around.
Well? Forget about that. We’ve got something better – and it doesn’t involve one stitch of wood from that old tree.
You see those big medallions the state had made up to honor the tree? Look on Page 1A or in the pullout section. That silhouette.
Squint your eyes now. And imagine the same kind of design on the new Two Harbors water tower.
Brilliant, right? No slogans that no one can agree is the perfect one. No fighting over proper memorializing of the Honking Tree.
Just “Two Harbors,” a newly designated Tree City USA, by the way, and that simple, elegant silhouette.
Classy. Welcoming you home. Keeping the tree alive high above the city.
Let’s get this idea done.