CV to host City Showcase event

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The City of Cherokee Village will host a City Showcase Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event is open to the public and is free to attend.

According to Cherokee Village Mayor Russell Stokes, the purpose of the event is to introduce residents of Cherokee Village to city officials and equipment.

“The purpose of it is to acquaint people with the city employees and we’re going to feature city equipment and do some fun things with that,” Stokes said. “We’re going to have a talking police car. The fire department is going to have some things set up for kids to play in the water.”

Stokes also said there would be kid’s games, fire fighter challenges, an obstacle course and more.

“The street department will have two or three pieces of equipment down there behind Pringer’s [Service Station] and they will be doing a snatch and grab where they try to pick up something like a coke bottle with the backhoe bucket and have races to see who can pick it up the fastest and move it from point A to point B,” Stokes said.

The event will also be a fundraising event to help purchase the storm sirens for the City of Cherokee Village. Raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win an Echo Weed Eater and the proceeds will be used to help with the siren fund.

“We’re over halfway there [to the financial goal]. There are other grants that are still sitting out there some place [we’re trying to obtain],” Stokes said.

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