Painting the Second Half of Sussex on Water Tower Raises Eyebrows
Jul. 13, 1996
SUSSEX, Wis. (AP) _ Parents were aghast: Sex had come to Sussex.
This village outside Milwaukee fielded complaining calls from parents of young children Friday after sign painters stopped work after only painting the letters `SEX' on one side of a community water tower.
About a half dozen people called to complain, village administrator Chris Swartz said.
``There were more calls than we usually get on a village issue,'' he said. ``They were asking how they could explain it to their children if they asked.''
The painters completed the three letters Thursday, and, after a Friday morning rain let up, they added the ``SUS.''
``I wish in hindsight they would have started with the `SUS,''' Swartz said.