I love this time of year! With our summer rains, you can actually see the grass (and weeds) growing if you can sit still and observe for a few minutes. My flowers need watering twice a day and now that I have chickens, any travel away from home cannot exceed twelve hours --- so much for retirement and being a world traveler.
I do have a great imagination, however, and I have been several places lately that have been inexpensive and enjoyable. I enjoy the benefit of no jet lag, and I always know where the restrooms are!
This weekend, our new Sevier County Community Theater is presenting the timeless musical, Mary Poppins? I can promise you great music, acting and directing, and they really deserve a great crowd. My son, Jon, has a part. We’ll attend every performance, just like we did when he was younger. I acted in some community theater a few years ago and I still remember some of my lines – with a little prompting.
We’re finally getting some long-needed repairs on 400 West Street. Some lane leveling and a chip-seal will really help. The teenagers won’t be able to catch air on the dip by the Seminary Building, and we will have to obey the speed limit to keep those rock chips out of the windshields for the next few days. The street will be safer, because folks won’t be dodging the holes and bumps.
I’m a big fan of our part of the world, but an even bigger fan of the people and the spirit of volunteerism that is so prevalent in ours and other towns and cities in Southern Utah. We’re so fortunate to live here and I truly believe things are going to even be better in the future.
Mayor David Ogden