Activities are coming back to Brookport.
There will be a fish fry from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at the community center next to the firehouse. For $10 a plate, there will be fish, sides, desserts and drinks. Funds raised will go toward the Fourth of July celebration. Pray for good weather.
The Brookport City Council held a special-called meeting Thursday, May 27, to mostly discuss the July 4 festivities.
The council approved spending $1000 for firework insurance, up to another $1000 for the fireworks and up to $600 to purchase the hot dogs and drinks that are given away free.
A parade permit will be obtained, and the fire department will hose down the pavilions. Since the July 4 activities will be in the evening, grounds will be sprayed for mosquitoes in the morning. The fire department has a donated spray rig, and council approved buying a new battery for it.
With Mayor Rance Phillips out of town for a week, Scott Martin was elected mayor pro-tem until Phillips’ return.
Plans are being made to redecorate council chambers with old photos of Brookport. A canvas with the Brookport Bridge has been ordered, and the photos will be placed around it. If anyone has pictures to donate or copy, check with city hall. I’m sure they would welcome contributions.
The Brookport Senior Citizens will meet at Lucille Shannon’s house for a picnic at their next meeting on Tuesday, June 8. A short business meeting will precede the picnic at 10 a.m. Attendees should bring their own chairs and drink. Grilled food will be provided. Shannon’s house is located at 411 W. Fourth St.
There are a few birthdays on my list to mention. Cindy O’Dell and Blake Klotz have a birthday today. Angela Bickham celebrates June 5. Ronnie Traversy Jr. and Landon Hughes become a year older June 6 and Dakota Babb on June 7. Best wishes for a happy day.
Lori and Dewayne Klotz will celebrate a wedding anniversary June 4 and Roy and Wanda Strubinger on June 8. Congratulations on another year together and may you have many more in wedded bliss.
It was a nice weekend for Memorial Day weather wise. I missed our flags down the main drag. I don’t know what condition they were in after all these years, but maybe it is time to replace them in time for the Fourth of July. Maybe we can do a community adopt-a-flag program.