Bellport Village is trying to inject some excitement into Ho-Hum Beach.
The village’s board approved a resolution at Monday’s meeting for a local artist to work with high schoolers on creating a new sign for the beach.
The previous sign has disappeared, village mayor Will Veitch said.
Artist John Dinero offered to donate his time to lead a project for students from Bellport High School to design and build a new sign for the beach, located on Fire Island.
“His goal was to basically work with the high school, or young people, to utilize our community center to construct this ‘Welcome to Ho-Hum Beach,’” Veitch said.
Among the students’ tasks will be a presentation of the design to the village at a future meeting. “They’re going to learn how to stand in front of the board and present the project,” Veitch said. “It’s going to be a nice project.”
The wooden sign is expected to be about eight feet tall and cost “less than a thousand dollars, certainly,” Veitch said.
With the board’s approval, Dinero will now work with Bellport High School to select students for the project.
“He’s going to let the kids make the design,” Veitch said. “I think it’s a terrific learning opportunity for the kids.”
Above: A sign on Station Road welcomes visitors to the Village of Bellport. (July 27, 2011)