A new road sign will be erected at the southern entrance to Picton welcoming visitors to the home town of Olympic rower Joseph Sullivan.
Sponsored by Sullivan's long-time sponsor Graeme Rose, of Window Treatments in Christchurch, the road sign will feature an image of the double sculler on the water and with his name superimposed over the scene.
The 2-metre high sign is to be erected at the entrance to Nelson Square.
Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman said everyone in the region was proud of Sullivan, but his home town was bursting with pride.
"Everyone is keen to find ways to celebrate his achievement," Mr Sowman said.
Sullivan is back in the country and will be in Christchurch tomorrow for the official team welcome, and on Sunday will be in Picton for the public welcome home party being organised by the Picton Rowing Club.
The venue for the party has been moved to the paved area on London Quay because the foreshore is still too water-logged for a large crowd.
Weather permitting on Sunday, Sullivan will be arriving at the Picton foreshore aboard a coxed four, in the "Sea Lion", the rowing club skiff in which he did his earliest training. He will be rowed in by Picton Rowing Club junior rowers.
- The Marlborough Express