Here we are in July and it is a hot one! I know I don’t have to tell you that for sure! Please remember to check on your neighbors and pets in this heat. If there is a heat advisory in effect, the Bushnell Recreation and Cultural Center is our cooling center and is available for those individuals who need a break from the heat.
As I write this it is the day of our magnificent fireworks display. I know that it will be incredible and hope that you all were able to see the beautiful display and enjoy the time with your friends and family. We could not put on this display without the generous donations of so many! Thank you all so much! A special thank you to the Pendarvis family for the use of their property and Midwest Control for the use of their property to set off the fireworks. We could not have made this happen without the hard work of the City employees in mowing and setting up the area for us to use. You all rock!!
This past Saturday, the Reid Brewer Memorial Splash Park held their Family Fun Day. Even though it was a hot, hot, hot day – those that were in attendance had a great time! They raffled off a 1966 Ford Mustang with the winner announced that evening, Jeanne Clark from Henderson, Illinois. I know that Jim and Katie are so appreciative of everyone who helped pull this event together! Looking forward to the next fun activity! This Splash Park will be amazing!!
Your City Council met last night and discussed many items. Please see the minutes in this issue of the McDonough Democrat for details. We are so fortunate to have the space allowed us in the Democrat for the updating of the City Council – thank you so much to them for everything they do for our Community!
The Fall Festival is fast approaching! The dates are August 22-25. The parade will be held on Thursday as always. Please start thinking about your entries into the Arts and Crafts Show held at the Recreation Center-I know there are so many talented folks that we would love to see your creations! The Flea Market that was such a huge success will hopefully be back this year! The planning committee is meeting soon to get things going – can’t wait to see what they are bringing us this year!!
Art of A Social Nature is doing their Movie in the Park on the 14th – Coco will be on the big screen! Join us for a FIESTA night in East Park! Sandra's Authentic Food Truck will be on hand to sell tacos, elotes, aguas frescas and candy, and kids can make & take free craft projects starting at 7:00PM. Then set out your blankets or chairs for a free showing of the beautiful movie Coco at 8:30PM, which follows young Miguel on a journey to discover the love of family and the joy of music during Mexico's annual Day of the Dead celebration.
Do you have ideas about what Bushnell needs? We would love to hear what your thoughts are! And better yet – how can we achieve it!! Contact us and let us work together to make things work!!
Please remember the detour on Route 9 for the bridge repair work. The detour is Waco Road going north and it is a curvy road so slow driving is required! Please be mindful of your driving and courteous of those that live on the detour.
Our City Crews are going to start getting the roads ready in town that will be tar and chipped in August. This is a crucial part of the final product. Please be patient with them as they work hard to make our streets easier to maintain!
Stay Cool and Safe!