With the crinkle and tear of unwrapped paper the brand new sign for the was revealed.
The wood sign that reads, “The Second Congregational Church Stonington, Connecticut Dedicated April 12, 1834,” will hang above the door of the church at 67 Main St., in Stonington Borough.
Susan DiPaglia and her husband Victor created the sign for the church after reading an on Stonington-Mystic Patch, that the church was looking for someone to volunteer their time to paint a sign.
“I had been searching for someone to paint the sign and within half a day of posting it on Patch we had someone who volunteered to do it for free,” Bonnie Craig said.
DiPaglia owns Mystic Sign & Woodworking, a relatively new Mystic business, and thought painting the sign was a good way to keep up her skills while doing something for the community.
The sign replaces an old weathered one that the church had framed to keep as part of its 178 year-old history.