Good Hope council makes tentative plans for Back to School Bash

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Good Hope City Councilman Maxie Jones and Mayor Jerry Bartlett are seen at Monday night’s meeting. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune)

GOOD HOPE, Ala. – The Good Hope City Council at its meeting Monday night set a tentative date of July 30 for the City’s annual Back to School Bash. This year’s event will be scaled back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Jerry Bartlett and the city council plan to grill hot dogs and hamburgers for to-go plates that can be picked up starting at 6:30 p.m. The first 200 kids will also receive T-shirts. 

“That’s what we’ll shoot for and if things are too bad- we don’t even know if we are going to school yet. It changes every day. Everything is ‘I don’t know yet,’” said Bartlett. “It’s fluid, so that’s just kind of a tentative thing.” 

In conjunction with the Back to School Bash, a booth will be set up to assist residents with completing the 2020 Census.

The Ultimate Fair is scheduled to be in Good Hope July 28-Aug. 1.

Said the mayor, “I assume they are still going to do it. If it keeps getting worse- it’s climbing- they may decide not to do it. I just don’t know.”

The council also voted to approve election officials for the Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election and, if necessary, a runoff election in October. Officials are Inspector Roger Gentry, Registration List Clerk Wendy Waldrep, Poll List Clerk Mary Ann Lee and Ballot Clerk Milford Parrish.

The next Good Hope City Council meeting will be Monday, July 27 at 6:30 pm. 

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