This past month has seen a lot of progress in several areas with regard to the Patterson Centennial celebration. After all, 2009 is just around the corner!
The mural project is one step closer to reality. Several residents submitted entries, all of which were unique and interesting. But, as in all competitions, one entry emerged as the winner.
Eileen Butcher is the local artist who created the watercolor that will become the mural.
Next month, the entry will be presented to the Planning Commission for its approval. It later goes to the City Council for the final OK.
Sherwin Williams has graciously offered to donate the brick conditioner and paint that will be used to paint the mural on the side of US Bank.
Expect more details on that project as they become available.
This next month is going to be a very busy one for the folks involved in the centennial’s kickoff event, the New Year’s Eve dinner and dance. Tickets are now on sale, and if you haven’t been approached by a committee member and you’d like to attend, you may purchase tickets at the Irrigator office, US Bank and City Hall.
The event will feature live music, a fantastic dinner and a full bar, with Rotary members pouring your favorite cocktails. The Best Western Villa Del Lago Inn is offering a great deal on a one-night stay for anyone who wants to have a bed only steps away from the dance floor. Ticket information is available by calling any of the businesses listed in the at a glance box.
Several people have asked me, “How can I help?” The answer is simple: Pick a project you’re interested in, and call the chairperson listed in the box accompanying this column. Believe me, we’ll find something for you to do.
Our next meeting is at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 in the City Council chambers. Anyone who wants to contribute time, sweat or creativity is welcome to attend.
As Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”
Contact Carol Scoles at 892-6187 or firstname.lastname@example.org.