Residents of Catonsville are awaiting the return of a 15-year-old town sign that was stolen from its Frederick Road location more than a week ago, said Karen Gatzke, director of a fledgling nonprofit group, We Love Catonsville.
Gatzke said the hand-painted sign, which hung at 300 Frederick Road, depicted historic Catonsville images: a trolley pulled by horses in front of a house.
In its place now hangs a sign that reads, "Catonsville wants its sign back."
We Love Catonsville is offering a $300 reward and dinner for two at Catonsville Gourmet on Frederick Road for the original sign's return.
"This is a community that cares deeply about its roots as well as our future," said Gatzke, a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker on Frederick Road. "It means a lot to our town."