Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Message from the mayor: Join inspired citizens to take park to another level; help plant trees Saturday, 10-1

By Grayson Vandegrift
Mayor, City of Midway
Our society is built from the bottom up, not the top down. This means that cities and communities like ours are the foundation of our civilization. I see no better example of a true community effort than what is happening at Walter Bradley Park. Citizens who want nothing more than to improve their city and its natural beauty so it can be enjoyed by generations to come are working wonders, and this Saturday is a chance to lend your hand.
On April 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Midway Parks Board and the Friends of Walter Bradley Park will be planting 150 pink dogwoods and 150 native shrubs and bushes, weather permitting. You can check walterbradleypark.org for updates if the weather looks questionable.
My budget proposal for fiscal year 2017-2018 includes $17,000 for park improvements because I believe we need to strike while the iron is hot, and while so many citizens are inspired to take our park to another level. I also believe it’s important to give our volunteer labor the funding they need to build and transform a jewel of Midway that improves the quality of life for us now and for those still to come.
Also this Saturday, the Midway Woman’s Club will be having their annual Spring Home and Garden Sale from 8 a.m. to noon at the club’s house at 230 S. Gratz St. Proceeds will benefit the Betty Ann Voigt Memorial Scholarship.
Our next city council meeting will be this Monday, May 1, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. As always, all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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