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LAVA unveils new downtown banners

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
The Los Altos Village Association’s new seasonal banners, including special ones heralding the Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival, adorn lampposts downtown.

This is a banner year for the Los Altos Village Association – literally.

LAVA late last month unveiled new seasonal banners, which hang from lampposts lining Main and State streets and the cross streets that define the borders of downtown.

LAVA’s beautification committee designed the banners, assisted by downtown businesses, according to LAVA Executive Director Scott Hunter. There are new designs for each season, along with special banners for the Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival and the winter holidays.

The committee designed the custom banners with the beautification of downtown Los Altos in mind, said Shannon Geary, LAVA’s assistant to the director and events coordinator. LAVA chose the summer and festival designs to complement one another.

The banners replace those that have been used for at least four years.

“The previous banners were quite old,” Hunter noted, “and it was time to replace them.”

The new banners will “last longer, the colors will be more vibrant and the fabrics are much sturdier,” Geary added.

Hunter said he hopes the new banners will last “at least three to four years, after which we will want to change designs.”

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