The Yakima Valley Museum is growing its neon garden thanks to funding from the Yakima County Commissioners.

The commissioners recently allocated $100,000 to the museum. The funding is from earnings through a 2009 bond issue designed to grow tourism. Museum Director John Baule says they'll use part of the money to light seven more neon signs from Yakima's past. Nine of the signs are now on display in the museums neon garden. Baule says, "we have about 7 that are still in storage. They'll be repaired and installed in the garden soon."

The neon garden is one of the most popular areas of the museum. The funding will also be used to create more storage for items in the museum.