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Moments With The Mayor SEPTEMBER 2020

On The Soapbox

The term “soapbox” originates from the days when speakers would elevate themselves by standing on a wooden crate originally used for the shipment of soap (or other dry goods) from a manufacturer to a retail store. Now, it is commonly referred to when someone stands up and makes an impromptu speech.

There are many intricate details that go in to enticing businesses and/or industries to our city. One of those intricate details involves the attractiveness of our city. When businesses are determining location, they take tours of our city. They drive our streets, dine in our restaurants, and talk with the “locals.” They also look at our social media sites, our websites, our schools, and our work force.

Consider me on the soapbox standing up against LITTER in our town. Litter, in all of its forms, is one of the most prevalent problems within our city; not to mention it is illegal. From plastic bottles, to soda cans, to paper and fast-food bags, to cigarette butts, to grass clippings, it is all over the place! Litter is also one of the easiest things to fix if we all take responsibility for our own waste. All it takes to fix our litter problem is pride in our city.

For the love of all things Bolivar, please pick up after yourselves! Please do not discard items from your vehicles onto our streets. Please stop mowing toward the street and cluttering them with grass clippings. Please stop clogging our drains with grass and garbage.

This city employs twelve people in the streets & sanitation department. They tend to all of our garbage, maintain 108 miles of streets within the city limits, mow the city rights-of-way, conduct brush and leaf removal, run the street sweeper, change out the city decorations seasonally, and remove bulk items on a quarterly basis. They do not have the time to pick up our completely avoidable messes.

STAND UP WITH ME! Please help us promote our city for the beautiful place that it is. Love it? Don’t trash it!

#KeepBolivarBeautiful

Business Spotlight

September 2020

The September 2020 Business Spotlight is on Circle R Forestry. Circle R Forestry is a new business headquartered in Bolivar and has been in existence for approximately 4 months. Circle R Forestry specializes in land reclaiming and clearing. The business is locally owned & operated by Ryan Lax.

Your land clearing job need a heavy-duty lift? Circle R Forestry can meet all your needs. In addition to land reclaiming and clearing, they offer underbrush control, general land clean-up, and removal of previously cut trees. Need some gravel or topsoil spread? They have you covered there too! Check out their Facebook page to see all the jobs they have tackled so far!

The City of Bolivar wishes Circle R Forestry tremendous success in this new business venture. We thank you for the services you provide to our community and for your continued support of our local economy. #ShopLocal

City of Bolivar Receives Donation of Masks for First Responder Agencies throughout the County

Bolivar, TN 09/09/2020: The City of Bolivar is proud to announce the receipt of 10,000 masks donated by the First Responder Children’s Foundation (FRCF) in partnership with MaskClub by Trevco.

The Bolivar Fire Department requested the donation of 8,500 masks through the FRCF for distribution to all Hardeman County first responder agencies. The FRCF went far and above the initial request increasing the donation of masks to 10,000 and adding 500 face shields and medical gowns to the request.

“We are thankful for organizations like the First Responder Children’s Foundation for their continuous support of all of our first responders. As a rural community in an economically distressed county, the donation of these supplies to protect our first responders as they are doing their jobs is vital and so very appreciated,” said Mayor Julian McTizic.

The donation will be distributed to the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office, Hardeman County Ambulance Service, Hardeman County Rescue Squad, the Bolivar Fire Department, our nine (9) volunteer fire departments, and seven (7) police departments throughout the county according to McTizic.

First responder agencies throughout the county benefitted from the donation of masks by the First Responders Children's Foundation.

Your VOICE, Your VOTE

Important voter information for the upcoming elections!

VOTER REGISTRATION ENDS OCTOBER 5, 2020

BULK ITEM REMOVAL

OCTOBER 1-31, 2020

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?

CATCH MUSIC ON THE SQUARE BEFORE SEASON ENDS!

Open Air Events Summer Concert Series Schedule

STAY TUNED TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR INFORMATION ON THE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES SCHEDULE!

Fall Farm Fun

Falcon Ridge Farm

22630 Highway 18 North

Toone, TN 38381

September 26, 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)

Hometown Heroes Weekend: September 26 & 27, 2020

(Free Admission to First Responders)

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!

Historic Hardeman

A Tour Through Time

TWO-DAY EVENT

Luez Theater Cocktail Hour & Tour

Friday, October 16, 2020

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

ADMISSION TO THIS EVENT IS FREE. DONATIONS ARE WELCOMED.

Spend the evening with the APTA of Hardeman County milling around the circa 1948 movie theater that has been restored to its full glory.

Cash bar provided by The Biscuitry (for adults over the age of 21)

Live, old time string band music will fill the air of the Luez for the evening!

HISTORIC HOME TOUR

Saturday, October 17, 2020

10 AM - 5 PM

The Pillars & Polk Cemetery

Docent led tours

Artisans, live music, and historical reenactors on hand throughout the day

ADMISSION

Adults (over the age of 25) - $10.00

Adults(under age 25) and children - $5.00

Family Admission - $20.00

Tickets available for purchase on site at The Pillars for both locations!

We can't give it all away!

Be sure to join us for the majestic splendor of The Pillars!

And you just won't believe the talent of our historical reenactors!

Shop Local

Shop with the local businesses who support our city!

For the most current information on local businesses, including COVID-19 changes and precautions, please visit the business website or their social media pages!

WELCOME THESE NEW BUSINESSES!

Snack Time

105 North Main Street

731-212-3339

BOLIVAR NUTRITION

313 WEST MARKET STREET

731-212-3041

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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Credits:

Created with images by Bonnie Kittle - "untitled image" • Jake Lorefice - "Pumpkin Patch" • Tyler Lastovich - "Greetings!" • geralt - "information hand touch" • William Iven - "Social Media Facebook" Area photos by Sarah Rice, Social Media Manager.