For several months the Smith Park sign has needed a new paint job. According to most New Carlisle citizens, the new paint job wasn’t what they had in mind.
A beautiful monument by any standard, the sign was a beautiful combination of maroon and gold when initially donated by the Smith family to honor John Quincy Adams Smith and Maggie Johnson Smith, both influential folks in New Carlisle history.
I don’t think they had what you see above in mind when they made this tribute, however. City council members have discussed painting the sign for months, and on Sunday the sign was discovered painted entirely white as you see below.
Main and Lake immediately began receiving notifications from residents about the paint job. We reached out to a few to get their thoughts on the all white paint job. Here are the reactions from New Carlisle residents on the Smith Park sign paint job.
“I’m guessing they’re doing it in white as a celebration of winter or Christmas or something. I can’t imagine any other reason to paint it plain white.
“Looks like birds sh*t all over it. It’s awful.”
“I saw where there were Illuminati people painting on the bike trail so I bet this is just more vandalism.”
“The gold was so pretty. This white paint won’t last 6 weeks before it’s filthy.”
“It makes me think of bird poop. I wonder if that’s what it is.”
“If the old one looked that bad imagine what this one will look like once the criminal idiots spray paint it and the ratcats get after it. It’s gonna be real nasty.”
“I hope it glows in the dark. That would be pretty amazing, I guess. Glow in the dark signs are totally boss.”
“It looks like a bar of soap.”
“Just another example of Obama ruining this country. Can’t wait for Trump to make this country great again.”
“It makes me think of vanilla ice cream. And bird sh*t. Actually just bird sh*t. It looks like a whole flock of birds sh*t all over that sign.”
What do you think of the new paint job? Let us know down in the comments!