Come Visit the Easter Bunny Saturday, March 19 from 2 - 4 PM at City Hall. We'll get your picture with your child, your spouse, your cat, dog or hampster...And it's FREE! We hope to see you there!
Preparing for their arrival
Mayor Sam Childs
The first "Neighborhood Watch" Kick-Off held at Oak Pointe Subdivision, held at P.A.C. member Mike Sartain's residence.
Coopertown Police Officer David Deckard and City Recorder and Secretary to the P.A.C. Rhoni Bogard are present.
Mayor Childs meeting with residents of Oak Pointe Subdivision.
Chief Zimmerlee and school crossing guard Rhonda Keeler discuss safety in the subdivision.
Mike Sartain, PAC member and wife Karen speak with Vice Mayor Peggy Ruth's husband, Henry.
Robert Vachunek and neighbor visit during the kick-off.
Alderman Mike Owens talks with the neighbors of his own subdivision, Oak Pointe.
The crowd came out for hot dogs, pop and a venue for talking about crime prevention in their neighborhood.
Alderman Mike Owens, member of the PAC committee, supporting the efforts of both the Town and the neighborhood to create an organized Neighborhood Watch.
Alderman Linda Lee supports Coopertown's PAC (Police Advisory Committee) and the efforts to start Neighborhood Watch programs in Coopertown. Contact the Alderman in your ward to help you organize and start a Neighborhood Watch program in your subdivision.
The Trees Arrive to City Hall
Street Crew Member Randal Wright unloading the trees.
Chris Casey and Randal Wright busy unloading.
Mayor Childs and Chairman of the Community Development Committee, Bob Fletcher, dig the first hole.
Betty Winters and Mayor Childs holding the first tree to be planted. Bob Fletcher and Alderman Linda Lee support their efforts.
Bob Fletcher, Linda Lee and Mayor Childs filling in the hole with the help of Daniel Bogard (hidden behind Mayor). Daniel is the son of City Recorder, Rhoni Bogard.
Betty Winters, Secretary of the Community Development Committee, Alderman Linda Lee, Bob Fletcher, Mayor Childs and Daniel Bogard finish with the first tree planting on City Hall grounds.
Betty Winters, Alderman Lee, Bob Fletcher, Mayor Childs and Daniel.
Daniel, Mayor, Linda Lee, Bob Fletcher and Betty Winters plant the second tree.
Daniel, Mayor, Linda, Bob and Betty positioning the tree just right...
...and finally a little top soil.
Get 'er straight Sam!
Hey! Where'd Daniel go? Bob and I need some help here...
The key to a strong, healthy, happy tree is water!
The boys prepare to package a tree for someone to take home and plant.
Jerri Ann Head, her dog Madison, and Roads Supv. Gordon Rhodes' son, Trent, stop by to see the Coopertown booth.
Oh! What a beautiful Christmas tree! Thank you Gordon Rhodes for helping to erect it and the EZ Up Tent. We couldn't have done it without you and Mayor Childs' help.
Kay James mans the booth.
Mayor Childs stops to talk to Vice Mayor Ruth's daughter and son-in-law. V.M. Peggy Ruth, her husband Henry, man the booth. Rhoni Bogard, City Recorder, is seated with her son Daniel (hidden behind Mayor).
The day was cool but sunny - there were plenty of visitors to the booth. Thank you Jimi Chappell with "Chappel Acres" for donating the Coopertown sign (see front of table) and the many decorations used to decorate the Coopertown booth.
Henry Ruth gets out more pens for handing out to folks who stop by the booth.
Thanks to Jeff and Julie Alsup from Honeysuckle Hill Farm for bringing their train, "Honeysuckle Hill Express", in for the parade. City Recorder, Rhoni Bogard, son Daniel & City Clerk, Vicky Bumgardner threw candy out to the crowd while riding through tow
Jeff doing a last minute check of the train.
Rhoni Bogard, City Recorder, excited about the parade starting!
Rhoni and son Daniel donning their Holiday hats for the parade festivities.
Rhoni, Daniel and Vicky posing before the parade starts. Check out those buckets o' candy!
On the parade route for Springfield's "Christmas on the Square".
Hank Smith, JJ Lee, Alderman Lee and granddaughter Gracie enjoying the parade... and free candy!
A fun-filled day had by all.
The riders are just arriving to City Hall after having spent the night in Nashville.
June 10 is Day 9 of the ride and as of today all riders who started the trek from Tahlequah, Oklahoma are still riding strong.
The last few riders roll in.
The riders enjoyed the fruit and snacks.
The girls take a seat on the grass while eating a quick bite.