Thursday, November 29, 2012
Palm Springs Student Christmas Banners
Palm Springs this week seems to be a haven from the California coastal storms, with eighty degree afternoons and mild nights.
Making the place even more welcoming is the Christmas signage along Palm Canyon Drive, designed and painted by local school kids who annually compete for the honor.
On a post about the banners six years ago, Joy Meredith who owns the Crystal Fantasy shop downtown, left the following comment: "Thank you for posting pictures of the banner program. I am the volunteer coordinator since its inception 19 years ago. We have a $1500 budget which is for blank banners and paint. These banners are actually handpainted by the students. We get 100's of entries and have 50 new banners painted each year...It is my favorite thing to do! Happy children, parents, schools, downtown businesses!"