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Mayor’s Report: October 18, 2012

Traffic Enforcement

All residents are reminded that the village police department is cracking down on speed, right turn on red without stopping, full stop sign violations and failing to observe speed in school zones as well as other motor vehicle traffic violations.

Annual “Fall Festival Street Fair” And Homecoming Parade

Next Saturday, October 20, will be a very festive day in our village marked by the Chamber of Commerce’s 33rd annual “Fall Festival Street Fair”, combined with the annual high school Homecoming Day Parade.  There will be lots of activities for the children including two kiddie trains, a kids  bouncy house, a money cube (kids catch flying money), Broadway Bound Dancers, vendors, sidewalk sales, food as well as two bands: “Fivestone,” a contemporary rock band and “Crash & Burn,” a classic rock band.  Bring your family and enjoy the community spirit and fun.

The Chamber’s Street Fair on Seventh Street and Franklin Avenue is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and will run through to 3 p.m. Seventh Street, between Franklin and Hilton Avenues, will be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. For your convenience, please use the Hilton and Franklin Avenue entrances to Parking Field 7S and the Stewart Avenue entrances to Parking Field 7N. The high school’s Homecoming Parade will step off promptly at noon from the most easterly end of Seventh Street and proceed west along Seventh Street to Cathedral Avenue, north onto Stewart Avenue, west to Oxford Boulevard and north to the high school parking field. The Homecoming festivities and football game will follow the parade at the Warren King Field.

The 100th Anniversary Of Girl Scouts Of The USA

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Girl Scouts of the USA on their 100th anniversary. Girls Scouts began when Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912, for a local Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally and spiritually. With the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and the open air, Girl Scouts hiked, played basketball, went on camping trips, learned to tell time by the stars and studied first aid.

Within a few years Daisy’s dream for a girl-centered organization was realized. Today, Girls Scouts of the USA has a membership of over 3.2 million girls and adults, a significant growth from its modest beginnings a century ago. There are more than 59 million women in the United States who are Girl Scout alumnae. Congratulations, Girl Scouts of USA, on 100 years of making a difference for women and girls.

Board Of Trustees’ Meeting Schedule

The next regularly scheduled board of trustees’ meeting for the month of October is on Thursday, October 18 at 8 p.m. I encourage all residents to attend board of trustees meetings so as to be thoroughly informed of village issues from a first-hand perspective.