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The hillside Green Giant has a new viewpoint and informational signs


October 3, 2019

Michele Smith

It took more than a year of planning and research to create this new pull-out on Hwy 12, west of Dayton. Now the public can safely view the Green Giant image, on the hillside of the farm belonging to the Warren family, and learn about the importance of Green Giant to the community.Terry Nealy, the project chairperson, said a dedication ceremony will be held in mid-October.

Former Washington State Representative Terry Nealy said Gary Lowe approached him several years ago about creating a pull-out along Hwy. 12 for people to stop and view the Green Giant image, on the hillside, just west of Dayton.

Rep. Nealy said he pitched the idea to the people at the state Department of Transportation, shortly before he retired from the legislature in 2018.

"The DOT responded very favorably, and said they'd widen the highway at a favorable location, but the community would need to produce and install the information signs," Nealy said.

Nealy then elicited help in researchin...

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