Residents aim to blanket Barrington in signs

After some signs are stolen, residents rally in response

Posted 9/15/17

Last week a handful of Barrington residents called police after their "Hate Has No Home Here" signs were stolen from their yards.

But the local folks did not stop after they filed police reports. …

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Residents aim to blanket Barrington in signs

After some signs are stolen, residents rally in response

Posted

Last week a handful of Barrington residents called police after their "Hate Has No Home Here" signs were stolen from their yards.

But the local folks did not stop after they filed police reports. Instead, they decided to make a push to blanket Barrington in the pale blue lawn signs. 

They did face one challenge, however: The company that produces the signs will only accommodate bulk orders of 100. (They had previously accepted orders in multiples of five.)

"A call was put out on Facebook, by Erika Sevetson and myself, to see if we could blanket the town with signs and to try and organize a list of people to reach the necessary 100," wrote Barrington's Pam Lauria in a recent email. "Within 26 hours, 100 signs were spoken for!"

The order was placed on Sunday and the signs were scheduled to be shipped this week. 

"Just a nice story about some of the tremendous heart this town has," wrote Ms. Lauria. 

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