Things like this make me just want to scream, WHY?! Please help spread the word so that @gidgetandgrace can get their sign back #repost
The day after Harvey hit, my daddy & my brother came back to assess the damages to our homes & business and posted this sign outside our shop Rowdy Maui. It was just a rickety old piece of debris spray painted with ROCKPORT STRONG. We’ve had it outside ever since. Right before Christmas, we moved it to the side of our building and hung it up high on the wall where our old logo had been before Harvey took it. It’s been in so many people’s photos from the storm. Locals, out of town volunteers, tourists etc. Alot of Christmas card photos were taken by this sign, as well as many senior photos. It even made the cover of LA Times magazine. Now it’s gone. Why? Because someone felt they needed it more than us. They had to have moved one of our picnic tables on our deck to reach it, brought a drill to remove all 12 screws (8 of which were laying right below where sign was) and took our sign. This wasn’t from the weather. It was theft, plain & simple. You knew to bring a drill, and what drill bit to use. We just want it back. I doubt it will be returned, but stranger things have happened. If you took my sign, or you know who did, I’d really appreciate if you’d do the right thing and return it to us. Just leave it by the front door. No questions asked.
We’ve been in business for 13 years and these last 9 months we’ve almost called it quits more times than I can count. But everytime I saw that sign, I felt like we could hang on for one more day. If our community could come back from all of this, so could we. My daddy & brother made that sign for us and it means more to me than you know. And you know what? If you just really want a Rockport Strong sign that badly, I’ll paint one up for you. I still have plenty of Harvey debris and a paint brush and I’ll make one just for you. Free of charge. Just bring ours back please. #rockportstrong #rockporttx #hurricaneharvey #rockportfulton #rockport #rockporttexas #portaransas #corpuschristi #aransaspass #southtexas #gulfcoast #hurricaneharvey