“It was really upsetting,” said Rebecca Pacter, who
had just graduated.
As if finishing her senior year of high school wasn’t hard enough, now
her own neighborhood homeowners’ association is dampening her
“You’re telling me I can’t have a simple sign in my front yard,” she
In an email exchange with Rebecca’s dad, the HOA said unapproved yard
signs must be removed by June 20.
The Pacters asked to keep it up until July 24, Rebecca’s graduation day.
The answer: “They said that it cannot stay up until July 24 and that it
needs to be taken down right now, immediately,” Rebecca said. “Basically
everything’s been wiped away due to COVID: senior prom, my last band
concert on stage, my senior graduation cruise we were going to take, the
So the Pacters plucked the sign out of the grass and put it in their
window for now.