John Gwaltney, Mayor
I doubt that this has been a record setting year as far as rain is concerned, but we certainty have had a wet year. However, we have continued with being blessed with the rain stopping just in time for our city events to happen. July’s concert in the park was not an exception, it stopped raining in time for the soil to not be muddy at that time. The temperature was pretty hot but we had a big water cooled fan blowing on the audience area. I heard a lot of comments about how comfortable it was. I did feel sorry for our staff that was fixing the food because they sacrificed their comfort so that the audience could enjoy the comfort of the cooling fan. The band, Rhythm Rockers, put on an excellent show and it turned out to be a very pleasant and entertaining evening. Thank you to the staff, for your selfless dedication and hard work.
The concert for this month will be held in the evening of the 18th, starting at 6:30PM. I suggest that you go mark your calendars now, so that you don’t miss out on this evening of entertaining music and fellowship with your neighbors. The name of this month’s band is “The Newcomer’s.” As always, I expect it to be a good event.
The rain has slowed down the installation of the new splash pad in the park. Several times, when the workmen came to work, they would find the hole filled with rain water. Because the rain had ceased on the night of the concert, they worked late until they lost the daylight. The concrete has now been poured in the pad part and it now has to “cure” for a while before proceeding. I’m not making any promises, but it should be in operation after the third week of this month. I realize that the worst of the summer heat will probably be over by then, but we had to start sometime and we will get to use it for a while this year. However, next year, we will have it all summer.
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