Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bike Rodeo Saturday

As reported here, Councilwoman Linda Carter announced National Night Out plans at a July 1 special City Council meeting. So far, nary a word on the city web site.

From Plaintalker, July 2:
"Carter took the opportunity of the special meeting to put in a plug for National Night Out in August. There will be a Bike Rodeo for kids on Aug. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Library Park and then the traditional gathering on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at City Hall, starting at 6 p.m."

The city web site is heavily touting the "Music in the Plaza" events, which also include a car show and movie in the plaza. The first two concerts are on Friday, noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. There is even a blurb for the September art festival, but nothing on Saturday's Bike Rodeo.

National Night Out had been former Councilwoman Elizabeth Urquhart's pet project for many years. Carter revived it in 2005. Last year, the event spread over several weeks and involved citizen participation in all four wards. A National Night Out banner used to be displayed on the front of City Hall, but this year the mayor won council approval to display her "Mayor of the Year" banner there from spring through September. The banner features an image from her campaign posters.

The Bike Rodeo is a wholesome, educational activity and fosters the safety of children. It is very worthy of parental attention. Let's hope the word gets out.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plus they usually have snacks !!!

10:44 AM  
Blogger Bernice said...

To Anonymous 9:30 a.m. - your comment is not relevant to my post.

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a shame Plainfield has no public relations department to really promote a great event.

It is because of the kindnesses that are consistently around us in Plainfield, from the police to our neighbors, that Plainfield is THE place to live.

Many thanks to the police department for doing the bike rodeo. You will forever be blessed for your kindness.

1:27 PM  

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