Thanksgiving blessings to everyone. This year has gone by fast and 2021 is soon approaching. I just hope that it will bring a better year for us all. This Covid pandemic that we are in, just doesn’t want to go away. I was hoping so much that if we got through the summer that everything would get back to some what of a normal situation, but no such luck. Covid has hit hard again and I think we are just getting tired of it all. But we all need to do our part in trying to stop the spread and slow things down again. Holidays are not going to be the same when we can’t all get together. But hopefully soon things will slow down enough that we can spend time with our families. Everyone looks forward to the holiday season and spending time with friends and family.
With the holiday season approaching, the Booster Club decided to brighten up the town and are sponsoring the Christmas lighting contest again! This is for anyone with an Ireton address! It can also be rural. To enter the contest, you need to call the City Office at 278-2112 by Dec. 11. 1st place is $300 Booster Bucks, 2nd place is $200 Booster Bucks, and 3rd place is $100 Booster Bucks. Let’s get into the Christmas spirit and light up the town! Maybe that will help raise all our spirits this season. It’s always fun to drive around and see all the neat lights and decorations.
Just a reminder from O.C. Sanitation that they are asking residents to have trash/recycling containers off the street in the winter. To put them at least 3 feet back on the curb, so they don’t get wrecked by the snow plow or blown down the street. They also would like to make sure you scoop by your trash container. Do Not sit on top of a snow pile! They cannot pick that up. In past years they have had people put their trash containers on top of a 3 1/2 ft. snow pile. This DOES NOT work! Please make sure to take your containers away from the road the same day as pickup so they do not break.
Also a reminder that if it snows and the plows need to plow the streets, please be courteous and park your vehicles on the driveway or your yard, so they can get the streets plowed without having to watch for vehicles parked on the streets. If it is during a snowstorm, usually we put out a snow alert on all the TV stations and on the electronic sign. Also, if you are parked on the street overnight, you will get a $25 fine; payable to the City. It is our City Ordinance that during winter months if the streets need to be plowed and vehicles are still parked on the streets you will be ticketed.
If you are bored and need something to do. Come check out the Library at the City Offices. There are a lot of books to choose from. And remember it is a book exchange that you may either take that book out and read it and bring back or you may take a book and bring another one in. We also have newer Blue ray DVD movies now too! It’s definitely worth checking into. Especially if we start getting colder weather and you want to stay inside where it’s warm.
I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving. Take time to reflect on the past year and everything we have to be thankful for!
Until next time!