John Gwaltney, Mayor
I’m sure that you remember that the 4th of July fireworks display at Ritenour High School was postponed due to rain. Those fireworks were rescheduled for the night of September 4th. That date is this Sunday night and the weather promises to be ideal for such an activity. I hope you are able to go and enjoy the display. It’s not a celebration of our nation’s birth, but we can look on it as a celebration of the beginning of an exciting fall season. After all, autumn officially begins in three weeks, on the 22nd of this month. So far, this year has gone by quickly because there have been many exciting activities and the rest of the year promises to be just as exciting and fun.
The big project for this year was the installation of the splash pad in the park. There are still some landscaping to be completed, but the pad was opened for use two weeks ago, on August 22nd. So far, it has been a very popular attraction to the park, I’m sure it’s popularity will wane as the cooler fall temperatures approach. Next year, we will be able to enjoy it during all of the hot summer days.
In the first paragraph, I mentioned that we have several exciting and fun events planned for the remainder of the year. For this month, we will be having a concert in the park on Thursday the 15th @ 6:30 PM. The name of the band this month is Decades Apart. I admit that I know little about this band except they come with good recommendations. That was the case with last month’s band and they turned out to be one of the best that we have had and we have never had a bad band. So, mark your calendars and come on up to the park on the 15th to see and hear what they have in store for us.
There are a couple of events in October that I need to draw your attention to. I need to inform you of the movie in the park because it will occur before the October newsletter. The Movie in the Park will be in the evening of October 6th. The name of this year’s movie will be “Zootopia”, and it promises to be a fun evening for all, especially for the young ones. Be sure to mark your calendars so that this, early in the month, date doesn’t slip by and you miss out. The second October date that I need to make you aware of is the second annual “Chili Cook-off “. The chili cook-off will be on October 15th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Live music will be provided by “Kruze Kontrol”. Last year’s winner, Hyran Brooks, went on to have a booth at this year’s June Jam. So, mark your calendars for the chili cook-off on October 15th, and if you have a chili recipe that you want to enter, call Chuck Nunn @ 314-568-5130 to get details on how to enter.
The senior’s club will be meeting on September 20th @ 7:00 PM in the city hall. If you are 50+, come on up to the city hall and enjoy and evening of fun with your peers.
Be safe and have a wonderful Labor Day holiday weekend. I hope you get a chance to see the Ritenour Community Fireworks display Sunday night.
Thought to ponder: It’s hard to hate someone when you’re doing something good for them. — Be a good neighbor.
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