As much as we love our online lives, there is an absolute place for IRL (in real life) “posts”.

From a recent customer: RE: Thank you. From the bottom of our very Happy Creek!

After spotting a team of tree cutters removing the riparian buffer along Happy Creek, Front Royal’s beloved trout stream, citizens responded by launching a Save Happy Creek!!! campaign. Public pressure quickly put an end to the destruction, generating a commitment on behalf of town officials to restore the forest buffer – and the beauty of the adjacent Royal Shenandoah Greenway, the town’s popular pedestrian trail.

This banner was featured at a Save Happy Creek!!! educational tour along the stream, attracting 100 residents to a demonstration of environmental conscience (photos are by Chris Anderson).

If you have a statement to make that would have more impact “IRL”, give us a call to get your own sign or banner! We’ll help with the design, as we did with this project. Not sure what you need? We’ll be happy to discuss options with you. Call National Media Services at 540-635-4181, or email Mike McCool at