City Hall Seminar
Our next seminar will be a series called Home Run Dads. This course teaches relationship, parenting, and financial skills around a baseball theme, where fathers are the coaches, and kids are the players!
This program is suitable for fathers or father-figures within two-parent, single-parent, or co-parent family structures. The seminar will be held every Thursday evening from February 21st thru March 21st at 6:00pm.
Dinner is provided each night. The course is FREE. Please email Jenn at email@example.com to save your spot. Register early – the course is limited to 25 participants.
Heart of the Holidays
Thanks to Anne Kendrick, Brock Randall, Randy Hunter, Betsy Ray, and the many volunteers who helped with Heart of the Holidays. Santa’s magic dust lit up City Hall and then he visited with children. We expanded our event this year to give families more things to do while waiting to see Santa. We had Christmas stories and take home ornaments. We added vendors so people could do a little Christmas shopping in the courtyard. We also added a hotdog dinner. Our local choirs provided entertainment once again. Hay rides were given by Brian Berg and Cal Musselman and hot chocolate was served by John and Sherry McCain. Thanks to Rock ‘N’ Signs for their donation of gas fireplaces. Our youth council members, their advisers, and several parents were there all night long helping with the event. We have awesome volunteers in West Haven!
I want to thank all those who responded to the request for volunteers. Jessica and Ryan Peterson, Marchelle Jones, Brenda Holmes, and Erin Young were our story readers. And we had several painters share their talents – Lacy and Lindley Richards, Reagan, Kate, and London Bolos, Marianne and Alli Barber, and Whitney Olson. Also, thanks to our two Grinch volunteers (who shall remain nameless).
I have been discussing these additional activities with our events director for several years. Brock was very supportive and, with the help of our amazing staff, made everything come together.
When Santa threw his magic dust to light the lights at City Hall, we were crossing our fingers that our generator would not disappoint. We had lost power at City Hall in the late afternoon. With an estimated recovery time of 6:30, we were dependent on our new generator. The building powered up seamlessly when the power first went out, but we didn’t know if we would have the capability to add the Christmas lights. Thankfully, everything worked great for the event. More importantly, we found out that we can function at our City Hall in an emergency, which is the planned location for our Emergency Operations Center.
We just started our fifth annual Ugly Ornament contest on Facebook. Follow the daily clues to find the ornament. If your kids are the lucky ones, snap a photo for Facebook and then take them to City Hall for a prize. We will be sharing the fun by limiting prizes to one per person. However, if your kids want to find the ornament repeatedly and just take a photo, they are welcome to do that.
Meet the Mayor
On Thursday, December 20th, I will be available to answer questions for anyone interested. I will be at City Hall at 4150 S 3900 W from 5:00-6:00 pm. (December only – if no one is at City Hall by 5:15, the event will be canceled for the month.)
I extend my warmest greetings to you and your families for a wonderful holiday season.
Mayor Sharon Bolos