Just a reminder that everyone who has volunteered for the City of Reedsport is invited to the volunteer appreciation luncheon tomorrow, June 10th, at 12pm in the Community Building. This includes all organizations affiliated with the City, so if you have been volunteering for the dog shelter, Discovery Center, Main Street Program, et cetera, please come let us thank you for your service (spouses are welcome too!) If you haven’t been volunteering lately, consider giving a little time this coming year to a cause that makes you happy. We’re not wishing for things to happen – we’re going out and doing them!
One of those things is the Reedsport Cycle Stop, a new facility we’re building next to the Recreation Station along Highway 101 in the middle of town. The Cycle Stop will give bicyclists a place to park their bikes, rest, and shop nearby. It’s not just for the thousands of long-distance cyclists that come through in the summer, but for locals who, for example, want to make a trip to the grocery store without a car. The Reedsport Cycle Stop is a step towards building infrastructure to make our town more friendly to anyone who enjoys the fresh air and exercise of cycling. Keep watching the construction site as new parts of the Cycle Stop are put into place. If you would like to help us build it, consider donating some time, money, or materials to the project.
Speaking of projects, another great opportunity to volunteer is approaching. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 25th, for our next Community Volunteer Spruce Up Day. On previous days we’ve cut brush, cleaned highly visible areas, and made much-needed improvements to neglected spots around Reedsport, all with good conversation and a great BBQ lunch. We’ll meet at Champion Park at 10:30am and work until about 4pm. See you there?
For anyone with an interest in history, we have a new page for local history resources on the RMSP website. Ever wondered about listing your building in the National Register of Historic Places? This page includes the 2009 assessment that the State Historic Preservation Office performed for historic buildings and structures in our town. The findings are interesting. (My favorite is what they have to say about Safeway/Umpqua Shopping Center!) If you’re trying to research our area, the resources on this page will give you a good start.
Next week the Promotion Committee meets at 5pm on June 14th at the Waterfront Restaurant. The Economic Development Committee meets at 5pm on June 15th in the conference room at City Hall. The following week the Board of Directors will meet at 5pm on Tuesday, June 21st in the conference room at City Hall; Matthew Klebes, Director of The Dalles Main Street Program, will be our 15-minute guest speaker via Skype. As always, you are welcome to attend any of these meetings.
TL:DR (Too long, didn’t read) –
June 10, 12pm – Volunteer appreciation luncheon, Community Center
June 14, 5pm – Promotion Committee, Waterfront Restaurant
June 15, 5pm – Economic Committee, City Hall
June 21, 5pm – Board of Directors, City Hall
June 25, 10:30am – Community Volunteer Spruce Up, Champion Park
Enjoy the good life!
Reedsport Main Street Program Coordinator