The project is a partnership between the Geary County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Westar Energy, Consolidated Printing, Geary County and Junction City.’
The Director of the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Michele Stimatze, said the new banners will be placed on South Washington from I-70 to 5th & Washington, and on East Chestnut Street. A total of 60 banners will be placed. The banners are two-foot by four-foot in size.
The project was unveiled during a press conference at the Geary County Office Building. Stimatze stated, “We just basically wanted to put something out for the different area attractions that we have in Junction City and Geary County. ” She added people visiting the community can see what the community has to offer.
Attractions to be highlighted include historic Fort Riley, the Buffalo Soldier Memorial, Rathert Stadium, Freedom Park, Geary County Historical Museum, Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the headwaters of the Kansas River, the C.L. Hoover Opera House, part of the Flint Hills, Rolling Meadows Golf Course, the National Biplane Fly-In, Milford Lake, the Milford Nature Center, Kansas First Territorial Capitol and Geary State Lake.
The banners will be put up in the near future.