ANDOVER -- Craig Edwards says that if the economy doesn’t reopen soon his business may be gone for good.
He is the president of New England Sports Photo, a company that takes youth sports and school pictures. It’s a second-generation family business based out of Methuen that Edwards’ mother started 40 years ago, originally as Cheryl Edwards Sports Photography.
“I don’t know what’s happening,” said Edwards, of Andover. “I am just crossing my fingers and hoping for the best. That’s all I can do.”
In the meantime, however, there’s something else he is doing: making lawn signs of the sort that are popping up all over town to honor front line workers, congratulate graduates and deliver the so many other messages people want to communicate during this time of isolation.
Many of the signs around town are handmade, but Edwards is making a small business out of fulfilling people’s requests.
He’s selling his signs for about $25 to $40 a piece depending on the complexity. So far he has moved about 282 of them.