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The City Journals

As I See It

Jul 15, 2016 10:10AM ● By Bryan Scott

By Mayor JoAnn B. Seghini

Harvest Days will be August 1st through the 6th.  This is our city’s celebration and I invite all of you to get involved in some or all of the events.  A major activity is community picnics.  City officials, police and fire representatives will come and visit with you at your neighborhood event.  To schedule a neighborhood block party you must call the Midvale Police to reserve your party.  This is a wonderful way for you to know what is happening in your neighborhood and to talk about concerns you may have.  Block parties are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, August 1st and 2nd and the following Monday, August 8th.  Call 385 468-9350 to schedule your event and make sure that city representatives can attend your neighborhood activity.

On Wednesday, August 3rd the Youth Ambassador scholarship awards will be given to this year’s Ambassadors.  This year’s Ambassadors Mary Ruff, Nityam Rathi, Jacqueline Lopez, and Merry Joseph will report on their projects for the year. These are outstanding representatives for the youth of Midvale. Our Youth Ambassadors for 2016-2017 will be introduced and they will explain their projects for the coming year.  Emalee Desarae Egelund, Ashley Jimenez, Elisha Gillis and Morgan Sharp have been selected. They will describe their yearlong project as well as act as representatives of the outstanding youth of Midvale.  On August 3rd there will also be an art show and the winners of the art show will be announced.  This is also the time when an outstanding individual or organization will be selected to have a presence on Midvale’s Hall of Honors.  This year’s presentation goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Midvale. This event will be in the Performing Arts Center on the corner of Main and Center street.  Please plan to attend to meet the outstanding youth, artists, and the Boys and Girls Club representatives.

During this summer we have been fortunate to have concerts in the park every Friday.  During Harvest Days on August 5th the Five Strings will perform as well as Alex Boye`.   August 6th the Quick Wits will perform as well as Taylor Hicks.  There will be food trucks, and as always, bring your own chair or blanket for the concerts. 

On Saturday there will be a 5K run Sponsored by the Midvale Rotary Club. Breakfast in the park will be provided by the Midvale Community Council.  In the evening, Quick Wits, an improvisation group will perform at 6:00 and a concert with Taylor Hicks will start at 7:30. Entertainment and games will occur during the afternoon in the park. And best of all, the Fireworks display will begin at 10:00 PM.

I look forward to visiting with all of you at neighborhood parties and at activities in the City Park.