The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce plans to erect an oversize welcome sign, strategically located on the Highway 54 Expressway…similar to the famous Hollywood sign. According to the Chamber’s Joe Roeger, the sign will have 8-foot-tall steel letters that spell out “Lake of the Ozarks.” The letters will be illuminated by a remote-controlled LED multi-colored lighting system. “It’ll be a neat attraction, sort of an iconic remembrance for folks visiting Lake of the Ozarks,” he says. Roeger says the LACC hopes to have the sign in place in time for the December opening of Route 242, if they can raise enough money to pay for it. A request for a $5,000 donation from the city of Lake Ozark is on the agenda for next Board of Aldermen meeting, August 9th. They’ll also be asking the Osage Beach Board of Aldermen for money when they meet next Thursday.