Effingham to allow advertising at football games

 EFFINGHAM -- You'll soon see advertisers making a pitch to consumers during Effingham High School football games.

The Effingham Unit 40 School Board approved selling advertising signs, to be displayed along the track that divides the football field from the stands starting this fall.

Activities Director Dave Woltman says the 2-foot-by-8-foot A-frame signs will cost $1,000 for two years. They'll be taken down between games.

Superintendent Mark Doan says the signs will look "classy."

He says if the program is a success, the district will consider allowing advertising during other sporting events. But it also can be stopped at any time if school leaders don't like it.

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