Mayor's Corner 12/14/2017

Dear Friends:

We continue to improve our Centennial Park on North Main Street.  You’ve seen the large silhouettes representing the Old Spanish Trail which passed through our valley.  Now, we have installed some disc golf baskets.

Five baskets have been strategically placed around the park.  Upon each is the word “Veteran”.  It’s a great reminder for parents to explain to youngsters the importance of our Veterans. Our beautiful flag waves overhead providing additional themes of patriotism.

You can use regular frisbees with this activity, but I encourage you to check out some custom discs from the city office.  There’s no charge, and they are designed for short and long play to enhance your experience. Look up rules and ideas at www.discgolf.com .   We’ll also have rules ready for you at the city office.

Last week in your city utility bill, we included information about a community event on the evening of Saturday, December 23rd.  We invite you to converge on the City Park, 300 North Main, from four directions at the same time, singing Christmas Carols.  I view this as a real tradition-building opportunity that will grow each year.

Eleven year-old Richfield resident Lucile Brown approached me with the idea for this event.  It seemed like the perfect complement to our Community Christmas Tree which, several years ago, was adopted by the Douglas and Gwen Jensen family.  They decorated it with Christmas lights for many years, and more recently, Doug Bentley has taken over this task.  We thank these great residents, along with our Parks Director Karl Anderson, for making the park beautiful at Christmastime.  I believe that these great residents were inspired to share these wonderful ideas with the city and we are all beneficiaries of that inspiration.

As we near Christmas, please remember the sacrifices made by so many so that we can worship as we choose.  This basic Bill-of-Rights promise is not enjoyed by all, and it will only remain ours if we are vigilant in protecting that right.

Mayor David Ogden 

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