Fence Messages

Once upon a time, Barb was traveling in Peru when she saw a chain link fence which had been decorated by threading coloured plastic through the links.  She thought it looked very interesting and was eye catching.  Fast forward to summer of 2012 when Frank and Barb chose to put up a plastic wire deer fence.  Barb couldn't resist.

The messages, at first, were simply chosen by Barb and family.  And each was woven into the fence while working at the fence - a time-consuming effort done in the heat and cold.  Then Beto, Barb's son-in-law, had the brilliant idea of weaving the words/items in a small piece of the plastic fencing and simply hanging it on the fence.  Much easier.  And the pieces could be done under much more comfortable circumstances.

Hanging the pieces were a trial and error evolution.  In the end, a visiting nephew, Donald, came up with the ultimate hanging assist.  Clips are now used to hold the signs roughly in place until the arrangement is spaced as wanted.  Then twist ties hold the corners securely while the clips are spaced about as extra security.

When Barb's sister, Anne, became involved she suggested that the public be able to post messages if they donate to the Therapeutic Riding School here in Creston.  When approached with this idea, Michelle Whiteaway - organizer extraordinaire for the riding school - agreed to help coordinate the messages.  Anne went to work perfecting the lettering (brother Mark helped with some ideas for this step) while Barb continues to attempt to make the decorative pieces.  And on it goes.  

If you or someone you know would like to post a message, contact can be made to Barb at bwloka@hotmail.com or to Michelle at mwhiteaway@hotmail.com.  Donations are asked to be a minimum of $30 for the first day and $5 for each day thereafter.







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2 comments:

  1. Love your messages Barb! They are a wonderful introduction to visitors to the community and a welcome signal for locals that they've arrived home!

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  2. The benefit panels convey is they're whole and fully opaque in a way that unless a person tries to peer over the fence, from the floor stage to the factor in which the fence stops; there may be no clear visibility of what's beneath this point visit.

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