The West Valley Genealogical Society near Phoenix, Arizona has "won" a local contest, although not one they are bragging about. The society has been selected as the winner of the FastSigns' 2007 Ugliest Sign Contest.
The West Valley Genealogical Society owns and operates one of the largest genealogy libraries in Arizona, staffed entirely by volunteers. According to Dorothy Sprague, president of the society, "Many of our customers have had a hard time locating us because of our poor signage."
"Winning" this contest isn't all bad, however. They won a new sign. FastSigns will design and produce a brand new sign valued at $5,000 for the Genealogical Society, Deborah Campbell, owner of FastSigns on Bell Road, announced. I suspect the new sign will be much nicer looking that the old one.