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 Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013

Rotary Club sells, installs emergency dock signs
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Courtesy Photo: Smith Mountain Lake Rotary Club members, from left, Jim Buchanan, Steve Miller and Gary Donninger install Rotary Dock Signs on local docks.

The Smith Mountain Lake Rotary Club continues to sell and install emergency dock signs on Smith Mountain Lake owner's docks.

The dock signs displays the homeowner or business street address, making it much easier for visitors and emergency fire and EMS personnel to find a dock or home by water.

Persons interested in having a dock sign made for their dock should visit

Signs are available for $27 each. Rotary members will install the sign for an additional charge of $18.  

Those who have traveled on the water by boat know how difficult it can be to locate a person's residence or dock. In an emergency, every second counts when medical or fire personnel are needed. On Smith Mountain Lake, it is sometimes faster for emergency personnel to reach a residence or business by boat than it is by automobile.

Local fire, emergency medical and water safety personnel encourage lake residences to have a dock sign with a street address as an additional measure of safety.  

The aluminum signs are green with white letters and are similar in appearance to local street signs.

Proceeds from the purchase of the signs help the Smith Mountain Lake Rotary Club continue its charitable work in the lake community. Club members will install the dock signs throughout the spring, summer and early fall.

Those interested in purchasing a sign or having it installed, check out the Rotary's website or contact Rotarian Steve Miller at 540-721-0336 or

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