Board reviews Week of Valor events

Staff report

SIDNEY — The Sidney Recreation Board at its recent meeting reviewed activities that were held earlier this month at Custenborder Field as part of the Shelby County Historical Society’s Week of Valor.

According to the meeting minutes, Parks and Recreation Director Duane Gaier provided highlights from a letter from Tilda Philpot, director of the historical society. She reported:

• All went well with the traffic flow.

• Choice One Engineering laid out the field where the flags were placed.

• 250 volunteers installed 1,000 flags.

• Over 3,000 motorcycles escorted the Vietnam Wall replica into town.

• Only two minor incidents occurred with the motorcycles; everyone is OK.

• Channels 22 and 45 gave recognition of the wall and flags.

• Retired veteran David Taylor spoke to many schools about what a hero is. During this event many retired vets stood within the flags and the school children were able to go around and ask them questions.

• 60 cars were entered for the car show.

• 380 people visited the Rotary pancake breakfast.

• 200 people attended the Catholic Mass.

In other business, recreation specialist Jennie Rogers reviewed the outcome of all summer clinics, the backpack program, summer lunch program, concession stand and the pool through a Power Point presentation.

Gaier informed the board that a couple is interested in donating funds to start a dog park. The park would be located in the city-owned lot next BK Root Beer.

Gaier said Ross Casting Innovations has expressed interested in adopting Julia Lamb Field in the Adopt-a-Park program.

The Mitchell family has completed painting 14 signs in the park system.

The handicap parking spaces have been updated at the two pool parking lots. Four stalls have been assigned to the west-side and three stalls on the back-side parking lots.

Staff report