Spring is here and we’re all enjoying this warmer weather!

Rock Island Church Annual Lawn MowerSpring means time to think about lawn work again. The Rock Island Church is hosting their annual lawn mower tune up day this Saturday at the church. Big thanks to them for this great community service.

Saturday is also spring cleaning day for a lot of residents of Hope as they host their annual City Wide Garage Sale Day. Head on over for some great deals.

Friday the 17th is one of my favorite events of the year, the high school Promenade. Before moving to the area, I had never heard of this; but what a great way for the community to show their support of the local students. Come on out at 6:30pm and see our young citizens dressed up in their finest before heading off to their big night.

The next night, the Hospital Auxiliary will host the fun. Come on out to the community building for fun for the whole family. Kids games, Bingo, silent auctions, raffles, great food, and an exciting live auction; all benefiting the Herington Municipal Hospital.

The last weekend in April will round out another fun month with a street dance and cruise in Friday night streetand the Throttle Jockey’s Car Show and Drag Races on Saturday. Remember on Friday night, Broadway will be closed from Walnut to Main. Saturday morning from 6am to a little after 1pm, a good portion of the downtown streets including Broadway, 1st Street, Main, Walnut, Day, and McClaren. At past events, we’ve had issues with people going around the barricades. Please respect the safety of the event participants, plan ahead, and take an alternative route to your destination.

Leslie Mayes and I at the West Walnut Market

Leslie Mayes and I at the West Walnut Market

Another busy week down and another busy one on the way!

I hope you had as much fun at the Hospital fundraiser as I did!  Did you see my doxie skirt?

Don’t forget next Tuesday, April 22nd, is Earth Day and also the citywide Earth Day Clean Up Day.  The Chamber could use a few more volunteers to help get the downtown area spiffed up before the Throttle Jockey’s Car Show on the 26th.  Just show up and we’ll have plenty of squeegees to use as we follow behind the power washers and clean all the windows.

Bring the little ones down to Father Padilla Park at 1pm this Saturday for the Beta Sigma Phi ladies’ annual Easter Egg Hunt.  It’s so cute to watch them scramble!

We’re debuting a new event at the Chamber office on April 29th; we’re calling it Talk Back Tuesday. We’d like to hear from all of our Chamber members, both businesses and individuals. Come in and find out if you are getting everything that you can from your membership; also tell us what you think about all the changes that we’ve made in the last year and make suggestions.  We’ll have coffee and snacks all day. The office will be open from 8am to 7pm for those that want to come in after work. I will be here as well as our Executive Board President Ed Mueller and other board members will cycle in throughout the day. We want to hear from YOU!  Talk Back Tuesday!Talk Back Tuesday