Meet The Yard Sign!


My name is Victoria, and I’m a Yard Sign with the Elyse Dashew for School Board campaign. It is my job to create name recognition and GET MORE VOTES!

I arrived into town last week (hitched a ride with a FedEx semi), and after getting the lay of the land, I am ready to work. My plan is to position myself in all Mecklenburg County neighborhoods and high traffic areas, but I need your help getting out there. (You can request signs here.)

Since I just asked you for a favor, we should probably get to know one another better. I’m including an excerpt of the interview I did with the Dashew for School Board media team earlier this week.


NAME & POSITION:  Victoria—Yard Sign Extraordinaire.

Here I am with my delicious Lawn Spice Latte

Here I am with my delicious Lawn Spice Latte at the Prep & Pick-Up Party

EMPLOYER:  The Committee to Elect Elyse Dashew.

LANGUAGES:  English, French and Sign Language.

BEST ATTRIBUTES:  I’m outgoing, I love people, and I stand up for what I believe in!

FAVORITE SONGS:  “Für Elise” by Beethoven. “Life Is A Highway” by Tom Cochran. “The Sign” by Ace of Base. “We Are the Champions” by Queen.

CERTIFICATIONS:  I’m 100% Recyclable.

FAVORITE DRINK:  Lawn Spice Latte—a seasonal coffee special only available until Nov. 10th, which coincidentally is when I must leave also! I must be taken down from properties within 7 days after the election.

FAVORITE FOOD:  Stake. I mean, steak!

BEST FRIENDS:  The Peace Sign. What a class act. But also, I gotta give it to my bestie, the Elyse Dashew Car Magnet. She has been working hard since May…braving all kinds of weather, talking to people during rush hour traffic, and keeping her cool when cruising 77 and 485. I can’t go anywhere on 77 and 485 (the rules say so), so I really appreciate her covering that territory.


FAVORITE DANCE NUMBER:  The dinner party scene in Beetlejuice. They’re all dancing to Harry Belafonte’s “Day O,” and there’s something about the chorus that reminds me of the sign placement guidelines. “It’s 6ft, 7ft, 8ft bunch!”

FAVORITE QUOTE:  Full disclosure—I’m a huge Whitney Houston fan! In her timeless hit “Greatest Love of All,” she so beautifully sang these true words:

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way

CELEBRITY CRUSH:  Justin Timberlake —as the singing mascot in SNL skits such as Omletteville and Veganville.

PET PEEVES:  Dogs.  Leaf blowers.

I had a great time at the Prep and Pick-Up Party on Saturday. Thanks to all who came to help with assembly and distribution. You can watch a video here, which includes a short time lapse of the work.