MASON — Fourth of July plans dominated much of the meeting when the Mason Town Council met June 19.
The town is planning an all-day celebration, according to Emily Henry, council member in charge of recreation. She reported at the meeting that the event will begin at noon with a parade. Line-up will be on the block of Maple and Martin streets.
Once the parade ends at the park, a flag-raising ceremony will be held. Games will begin at 2 p.m. for children ages 3 through 12 years, and will include a watermelon eating contest, water balloon toss, and sack race. In addition, children can enjoy a bounce house, bungee jump, and water slip-and-slide during the afternoon. A basketball shoot-out for teens 13-18 will take place at 1 p.m.
Henry told the council there will be karaoke from 1 to 4 p.m.; a cornhole tournament at 3 p.m.; “open mic” from 4 to 8 p.m.; and a live band from 8 to 10 p.m. Vendors will be offering various food items and crafts.
In other action, the council:
- Heard a report from Larry Daniels on the town floodplain;
- Discussed property at 1080 Second Street and its condition;
- Sent an easement for Faith Lane to the town’s attorney for approval;
- Heard concerns about trash at the park, as well as lack of maintenance at the state-owned bridge;
- Discussed the possibility of vagrants reported living at the park;
- Approved minutes, bills for payment and a budget revision; and,
- Accepted the resignation of police officer David “Wayne” Woolard Sr.
Attending were Mayor Jerry Tucker, Recorder Donna Dennis, and council members Ralph Ross, Marty Yeager, Ray Varian and Emily Henry. Community members attending were Larry Daniels, Marsha Pearson, Becky Pearson, Donna Vickers and Kathy VanMeter.