“Hometown Heroes”

Emsworth Mayor Amy Sue Lillie’s idea of “Hometown Hero” banners displayed in the borough received unanimous approval from council during the September meeting.

Lillie surveyed each pole in the borough to determine ownership, then she contacted both Verizon and Duquesne Light, requesting permission for banner-holding poles to be erected. Verizon has already approved the idea and officials from Duquesne Light anticipate likewise granting permission once an official application is submitted.

Borough residents will soon have the opportunity to purchase banners that will contain a photograph and name, and perhaps additional information of a “Hometown Hero” such as veterans, police and fire fighters.