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Moments With The Mayor october 2020

Tis the Season

‘Tis the season is often referred to this time of year, but exactly what season is it? As I visit local businesses, I see Halloween costumes, Thanksgiving dinnerware, and Christmas decorations. Normally, I would complain. Can we just celebrate one holiday at a time?

This year, I am not going to complain. Bring on HalloThanksChristmas! Almost every newsletter that I have put out this year has lamented the woes of 2020 – but not this one.

Dress up your children for Halloween. Trick-or-treating is a personal decision for each of you, but let them dress up. Just have fun and make memories that will make your children say “remember when.”

Veterans Day is coming up on November 11, 2020. Please take the time to honor our veterans for their dedication and sacrifice for our country.

Thanksgiving is a time to focus less on what we do not have and give thanks for all that we do have. Why the turkey, though? That subject might be a topic for another newsletter, but whether it is deep fried, baked, smoked, or roasted does not matter, because it is all delicious anyway.

Right after Thanksgiving, we will be marching full steam ahead to Christmas. Truly, the most special time of the year. The decorations, lights, and scents make it absolutely magical, but let us not forget to celebrate the true reason for the season, the birth of Jesus Christ.

Pandemic fatigue IS a thing. We all look forward to some version of normalcy. As we enter this holiday season, I encourage you to enjoy spending time with your family, friends, and loved ones. I strongly encourage you to take the necessary precautions to safeguard your health as well as the health of your family and friends. I also ask that you continue to be in prayer for our city, our state, and our country that we may see an end to this pandemic soon.

Your VOICE, Your VOTE

Important voter information for the upcoming elections!

EARLY VOTING ENDS OCTOBER 29, 2020

ELECTION DAY 2020

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

On election day, voting at your assigned voting precinct!

Bolivar-Hardeman County Library Receives Grants

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett visited the Bolivar-Hardeman County Library for the purpose of awarding two grants to the library.

The Bolivar-Hardeman County Library received a Library Services and Technology Grant from the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) in the amount of $515.00 for the purchase of technology to expand their internet services.

The CARES Act Grant was also awarded in the amount of $1,700.00. This grant, administered and distributed through the state will be utilized for the purchase of mobile hot spots that will be available for check-out through the library. The addition of the mobile hot spots will provide residents without internet service with the ability to access necessary internet resources.

Library Director Becky White applauded the programs stating, “These grants enable the Bolivar-Hardeman County Library to enhance its services to the public and provide valuable resources otherwise unattainable with general library funding.”

Regional Library Director Genny Carter, Senator Dolores Gresham, Representative Johnny Shaw, Carly Weems, Library Board Chair Deana Sain, City Administrator Shelia Delllinger, and Representative Ron Gant joined Secretary Hargett for the presentation.

Veteran's Day - November 11, 2020

City Offices Closed in Observance of Veteran's Day

The administrative offices of the City of Bolivar will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, in observance of Veteran's Day.

Sanitation collection for Wednesday, November 11th, will be delayed by one day. Collection will occur on Thursday, November 12, 2020.

City Offices Closed in Observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday

The administrative offices of the City of Bolivar will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2020, and Friday, November 27, 2020, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

On behalf of the City of Bolivar, we extend our best wishes for you and your families throughout the holiday season.

CORONAVIRUS

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still having a tremendous affect on our community and our nation. All of the city-hosted events planned for 2020 have been cancelled in an effort to do what is best for our city. You can help us get back on track!

  • Know the symptoms of COVID-19!
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay at home if you are feeling ill, and seek medical treatment when necessary.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Throw tissues in the trash and wash your hands immediately .
  • Wear a mask when out in public, especially in those areas where social distancing can not be maintained. Ensure your mask covers your mouth and nose.
  • Social distance (at least 6 feet) whenever possible.
  • Avoid large gatherings.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. (Don't forget to disinfect your cell phones several times a day.)
  • If you are ill, please follow the CDC recommendations for quarantine.
  • For more information, please click on the link below to be re-directed to the CDC website.

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN BOLIVAR?

Fall Farm Fun

Falcon Ridge Farm

22630 Highway 18 North

Toone, TN 38381

October 30, 2020 through November 1, 2020

Fall Farm Fun Schedule

Fridays 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturdays 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sundays 12:00 Noon - 6:00 PM

Wagon rides, pumpkin patch, corn maze, fall photo opportunities, jump pad, hay fort, petting zoo, playgrounds, and so much more!

Military Appreciation Weekend: October 31 & November 1

(Free Admission to Military)

Social distancing protocols are in effect. Masks are requested while in groups and in enclosed areas such as the country store.

Click on the link below to visit their website!

Double K Farms Haunted Hay Ride

October 29, 2020 from 7 PM - 10 PM

October 30-31, 2020 from 7 PM - 11:30 PM

20845 Highway 64 in Bolivar

Check out the Double K Farms Haunted Hay Ride Facebook page for more information !

Halloween/Fright Night Party

Big Wave's Bar & Grill

Live Music with Southern Rose

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

109 West Market Street in Bolivar

Hardeman County 4th Annual Trunk or Treat

Hardeman County Fairgrounds

Saturday, October 31, 2020

6:00 PM - Until

This event is a drive-through trunk or treat to promote social distancing!

Hosted by Jessica Simmons. Visit her Facebook page to learn more.

Christmas Open House 2020

Livi Lou's Mens & Womens Apparel

November 5-7, 2020

1100 West Market Street in Bolivar

SAVE THE DATE

HOPE HOLIDAY MART

December 11-12, 2020

Hardeman County Board of Education Building

206 Hope Street in Bolivar (Formerly known as The Boys & Girls Club)

TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER

Contact Us!

Bolivar Municipal Center: (731) 658-2020

Mayor McTizic Email: julianmctizic@gmail.com

Social Media Coordinator: sarah.rice.cityofbolivar@gmail.com

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Did you know?

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Credits:

Created with images by Jon Sailer - "untitled image" • Jon Sailer - "untitled image" • Ryan Stone - "untitled image" • Selena Morar - "untitled image" • Simon Maage - "Signs of Gratitude" • Bonnie Kittle - "untitled image" • Jake Lorefice - "Pumpkin Patch" • Jamie Hagan - "SpOoKy" • Nick Fewings - "A house window celebrating Halloween with a Trick or Treat sign" • freestocks - "untitled image" • Carlos Hinojosa Zúñiga - "Christmas tree " • Tyler Lastovich - "Greetings!" • geralt - "information hand touch" • William Iven - "Social Media Facebook" Area photos by Sarah Rice, Social Media Manager.