In keeping with last month's theme of being city ambassadors, this month I would like to focus on shopping local. The holidays are right around the corner, and it seems that the older I get, the faster the holiday season rolls around.
For some, the hassle of the holiday shopping season and busy stores leads them to shop online, while others head to towns like Jackson and Memphis for the holiday shopping season. This holiday season, I want to encourage you to spend your hard-earned dollars in your hometown of Bolivar.
We have great hometown shops in Bolivar that offer a wide variety of unique gifts. In addition, there will be a multitude of holiday markets in Bolivar and Hardeman County that will offer specialty and homemade items that are sure to please.
Why shop local? You support your local economy. You support local jobs. You encourage and help local business owners and artisans to maintain their business here. You invest in entrepreneurship. You invest in the future of our city and county for your children and grandchildren.
Small businesses are the heartbeat of our city and county. Their advertisements and sponsorships grace our sports fields, our gymnasiums, our yearbooks, our parades, our local newspaper and radio stations, and our community events. So, this holiday season, I encourage you to give back to them.
SHOP LOCAL, SPEND LOCAL, and EAT LOCAL!
Mayor Julian McTizic, Sr.
2019 Fall Job Fair
Thursday, October 3, 2019
10 AM - 1 PM
Bring your resume and come dressed to impress. Whether you're looking for a job or a career change, we're sure to have an employer or organization that can help! Educational institutions on-site to help you navigate the TNReconnect program and explore options with you!
City departments will also be on hand to explain city services to you.
September’s Business Spotlight is on Bolivar Hardware. Bolivar Hardware is located at 109 North Porter Street in Bolivar. It is owned and operated by Roger Alston. Roger and his staff have been proudly serving Bolivar & Hardeman County for 11 years.
Bolivar Hardware is your hometown source for building supplies and materials, UHAUL rentals, portable buildings, and detached carports. If you're looking to upgrade your home or business, be sure to check out everything they have to offer.
The City of Bolivar wishes to thank Bolivar Hardware, for the services it provides to our community and for its continued support of our local economy. #ShopLocal
MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR
Mr. Stacy Turner
September’s neighbor is Mr. Stacy Turner. Stacy was born and raised in Hardeman County. He attended Grand Junction Elementary School and Middleton High School. He moved to Bolivar approximately 15 years ago after marrying his wife, Crystal. They have 5 children and 4 grandchildren. Stacy said that he loves living in Bolivar, and loves the friendly nature of the people in Bolivar and Hardeman County. Stacy said that he is excited about the changes happening in Bolivar and looks forward to seeing what the future will bring for our community.
Stacy has been employed at Dixie Funeral Home for 15 years and finds solace in helping families through their time of sorrow. After talking with him for this segment of Meet Your Neighbor, it is quite evident that he has a genuine, caring disposition and a gift for speaking words of comfort. Thank you, Stacy, for providing that calm, reassuring voice to our citizens and helping them through the most difficult times of their lives.
If you see Stacy out and about, be sure to say HELLO! If you see Mayor McTizic and I out and about, you may be our next featured neighbor!
BOLIVAR FIRE DEPARTMENT
We Will Never Forget
Thanks to everyone who participated and attended the First Responder Breakfast, Memorial Processional, and Ceremony.
2019 Fire & Emergency Services Festival
Saturday, October 12, 2019
10 AM - 2 PM
This event is free to the public. Help us celebrate our 10th year of bringing fire safety and emergency services information to you! Join us for the action-packed and fun-filled Fire & Emergency Services Festival!
The Code Compliance Division of the City of Bolivar maintains Bolivar's status as a clean, livable city by ensuring property complies with rules set forth by the Bolivar City Council. The code compliance officer routinely patrols neighborhoods for code violations and to investigate complaints with the mission of abating issues and educating residents.
If you observe violations, please report them to Ricky Watkins, Code Compliance Officer, via the "Report A Concern" feature on our website, by phone to (731)658-2020, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSIC ON THE SQUARE
Every Friday Night
Follow them on Facebook for the latest line-up and schedule!
Open Air on the Square
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Featuring Al Green
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Food Trucks & Vendors Will Be On-Site
Bring your family and your lawn chairs to enjoy a fun-filled weekend of the square!
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