The Chief Theater Sign is up in Pocatello, and the feed back has been very positive.
“Its just, its really been a sense of pride in our history, the history of Old town pocatello and the history of the chief theater,” said Stephanie Palagi, executive director of Historic Old town.
She also noted that having it back up has brought on a sense of nostalgia.
“We've had people just come in and share wonderful stories and memories of the chief and they’re so excited to see the sign back up,” Palagi said.
Thousands of participants put their name into a raffle to be the one to light up the Chief Theater sign on Nov 29th, and his evening that drawing is slated to occur.
Stephanie added that, “We've had a committee selling we've had corporate sponsors that have stepped up and bought bundles of tickets, we’ve had families and individuals.”
According to Palagi, this sign is literally one that indicates that Old Town Poactello is headed in the right direction
“I think that we’re past the hard times we’ve got new businesses opening we’ve got businesses expanding and the sign itself it just inspires folks and it does instill and inspire a sense of pride in our community,” Palagi explained.
That sense of pride in your community comes just in time for small business Saturday on November 30th, were citizens are encouraged to support local small businesses by shopping small. Now, if you don’t typically do your shopping in Old Town Pocatello, Stephanie has this advice.
“Come out on Saturday and stroll through old town, come and see our shops; were all decorated for the holidays, we’re ready to have a very successful holiday season,” Palagi said.