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Campaign Aims To Fight Hate With Positive Yard Signs, Love

On June 3, the city of Troy will hold its first DES-TROY HATE campaign. Residents will be creating signs with positive messages and messages of love and putting them in their yard to remind people who pass by what kind of community Troy is, organizers said.

Participants are encouraged to take pictures with their signs and post them on Facebook with the #DESTROYHATE. The Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce will pick the winning sign, and the winners will receive a $50 gift card to a local restaurant. Signs will be up from June 3-7.

People can be pick up a blank yard sign at the Chamber Office (647 E. US Hwy 40) or pick one up at the  Troy Family Year of Fun Movie Night on May 31.

During the week of June 3, Troy will also be showing love to its travelers. All customers at hotels, truck stops, and a few other local businesses will receive a #DESTROYHATE swag bag with coupons, promo items, and other information.

This event is funded through Troy Tourism revenues.  For more information visit or call 618-667-8769.

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