We JUST drove past this sign a few days ago before they took it down – glad to see folks who are so involved with the preservation of this historic sign!
YUKON — Along Route 66 in Yukon stands Yukon’s Best Flour with a tall electric sign sitting on top of the mill. The lights have been dim for the past year but will soon get a makeover.
Crews removed the electronic sign Monday morning to replace the sign’s 2,200 bulbs with longer-lasting and energy-efficient LED bulbs and to rebuild the letters.
The group Friends of Yukon’s Best Inc. organized to raise $150,000. Instead, they pulled in $163,000 to give the light a new look.
A large amount of cash came in February when the Yukon Community Support Foundation announced a matching grant of up to $40,000.
Once complete, the sign will be as close to the original as possible.