By Elisanne McCutchen
Springdale did some spring cleaning in late April with several community members getting involved to help beautify the town. Mayor Stefany Smith arranged to have the streets cleaned of all the fall leaves and debris. Then, the day before Earth Day, Mayor Smith was out cleaning as she was joined by Town Hall staff member Lisa Sheppard, town council member Royce Lynch, and resident Leilani Eneliko.
The volunteers spent quite a bit of time down at Lucky Duck Pond to clean up the pond, which was very much needed in preparation for restocking on Friday, April 22. Then, on Friday, Lenett James spearheaded a town-cleanup, reminding the community about Mr. Don Gilmore who started the “town cleanup” tradition in 1992. During that time, he was able to recruit school and community members to come together and clean up the town.
We are thankful to Lenett and others who spent time cleaning this year including town council member Klaus Joeschke and his family. The Springdale Rodeo Grounds got some attention as well. On Saturday, April 23, volunteers raked, cleared the grounds, and did some minor repairs. Thanks to everyone who participated. The town looks great! Your efforts are noticed and appreciated.
Springdale Community Yard Sale
The Second Annual Springdale Community Yard Sale is set for Saturday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ten-foot by 10-foot spots are available at the Grange for $10. This includes the use of a table. Rental of additional tables is based on availability. To reserve a space at the Grange contact Shannon Jacobsen at 509-227-9881. Town residents who wish to hold their yard sales at their homes may have their addresses added to a map to be passed out to visitors at the Grange. To add your address to the map, contact Elisanne McCutchen 509-258-4625.
New Farmers Market
Springdale is getting its own farmer’s market this year. The market will be on Saturday mornings in the months of June, July and August and will be held at the town park. For more information contact Town Hall at 509-258-7258.
Frontier Days Rodeo
The Springdale Frontier Days Rodeo Association will be hosting their 48th Annual Rodeo on Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and June 12. You can get your tickets at their website, www.frontierdaysrodeos.com. Tickets cost $15, although they are $12 for ages 6 and under and 60 and older.
Next month’s update will include more about the Farmers Market, Showcase in the Park and the Annual Parade and car show, as well as an update on park improvements and event plans.
For more events, visit https://southstevenscountytimes.com/events/