Chamber of Commerce Chatter
Welcome to May!! This month we transition from spring to the beginning of summer. Schedules will be changing again as the last day of school approaches. We will celebrate Graduations, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day. Our local businesses are here to help you find the perfect gift for these occasions! Not sure what to get? Purchase a gift card and let the recipient decide. Shamrock Bucks always make great gifts for any occasion!
We want to congratulate all of our graduates at both high schools! Your high school journey has come to an end. A new journey is just beginning! As you prepare for your new ad-venture in your life, know we are proud of you. Congratulations to the parents also for raising these young people to go forward and represent our community in the world. We also want to say congratulations to all the college graduates this month. We hope you will consider coming back to your hometown to live, work and play!
Have you wondered how you might get more involved in our community? Come on over to the Handlebend Building on Wednesday, May 3rd between 5pm and 7pm and find out more about the Chamber of Commerce Committees, the Lions Club, Rotary Club and more. Would you like to help out with some of the events we have throughout the year? We can look at finding the right fit for you. We always need more volunteers to make the large events successful. Most people are very surprised when they find out what it takes behind the scenes to make these events happen!
It’s time for baseball and softball practices and games to start for the summer leagues. Get out that sunscreen, bug spray and the lawn chairs and enjoy evenings at the ball parks! Be more aware of your surroundings as there are lots of kids riding bikes to and from school, practices, the parks and all over town.
Be sure to mark your calendars for Summerfest Weekend coming up July 14, 15 and 16. We will have two nights of award winning rodeo. The Friday night performance will start at 7:30 and Saturday night at 6pm. Saturday night we will welcome William Clark Green and American Aquarium to the Summerfest Concert Stage in the community center parking lot. We are having the Vendor Fair in Ford Park along with the car show on Saturday. You can find a Vendor Fair Space Reservation Form at www.oneillchamber.com. If your organization is planning on an event for Summerfest, please get the information to the chamber office to be sure it gets on the poster!
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