Two new gateway signs have been installed to welcome people to Simcoe.The signs, located at Highway 24 North and South, feature two pieces of the town’s history: the county administration building and the Carillon Tower.“Gateway signs to your community are like the front door to your house,” Clark Hoskin, Norfolk County Director of Tourism and Economic Development, said in a release. “It is one of the first things that a visitor or potential investors see. It’s our chance to make a great first impression.”The Simcoe Gateway Sign Committee, comprised of community stakeholders and county staff, spearheaded the design, fundraising and installation of the signs.Funding is provided by the county and through matching funds raised in the community.Several organizations each donated $1,000 to the project. These groups include: The Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise, Rotary Club of Simcoe, Simcoe Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, Simcoe & District Chamber of Commerce, Gentlemen of Harmony, Royal Canadian Legion and Downtown Simcoe BIA.This is part of a county-wide initiative. Signs have already been installed or upgraded in Port Rowan, Waterford, and Port Dover. Two other gateway signs for Simcoe are expected to be installed by 2020.