Signs In 1 Day, owned by Tim Smith and located on Jackson Avenue in Scio Township, donated signs and lettering for two giant “Millie the Mill Pond Monster” signboards on U.S. 12 in Saline to promote the July 9 Celtic Festival.
One sign is near the Mill Pond spillway at the west end of the city; the other is at the east end, opposite Rentschler Farm. The robotic Millie and her two offspring will once again be a highlight of the Saline Celtic Festival, rising with loud roars from the pond in Mill Pond Park.
The signs, each 10 feet tall and 20 feet long and built by Millie’s creator, Jim Peters of Saline, are a way to thank donors for this year's festival.
Other companies donating materials to create the two giant signs include Chelsea Lumber, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Ace Hardware, Tractor Supply Co. and MBM Fabricators & Erectors.
The festival gets under way July 7 with a Celtic dinner and whiskey tasting at Mac’s Acadian Grille, 102 E. Michigan Ave. in Saline.
Pub Night on July 8 at Mill Pond Park will feature musicians and dancers, jousters, Vikings, merchants, workshops, food and drink, limerick competition, the band Road Kilt and a Mr. Pretty Legs in a Kilt contest.
Festival events from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. July 9 will include a 5K run, Celtic music and dancing, a Highland dancing competition, Irish dancing, "wee folks" events, rugby tournaments, pipe bands, Highland athletics and more.
For more information, visit salineceltic.org.