HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Holly Pond town council voted Monday to sponsor “Pops in the Park,” a spring concert community event created by Holly Pond Band Director Steven Porter. The event will be on May 14 at Governor’s Park and feature the Welti 5th grade band, Holly Pond 6th grade band and the 7th-12th grade jazz band. The Holly Pond Art and Agriculture department has been working on various artistic projects throughout the year which will be on display, as well as some classic cars. A catering tent and bounce house will also be on site. Porter says the food will start at about 4:00 p.m., and music will start about 4:15 p.m. with an opening act from a resurrection band full of musicians from the area. Porter said, “Its nothing but people who work through the County, work at the schools between Welti and Holy Pond. They are musicians, people who have been here, people in the community.”
Another event discussed at the meeting was the annual Easter egg hunt. Last year, the hunt had 600 eggs for kids to scavenge, winning baskets, a shaved ice booth and games, with a budget of $400. This year, councilmember Julie Ray requested the council to increase the budget to $800 for a bigger event. Ray said, “We had a great response to the Easter egg hunt. The only thing I did hear was there just wasn’t enough eggs.” The Easter egg hunt will be on Saturday, April 16 starting at 2:00 p.m. that afternoon.
In other business:
- The council adopted the resolution from the EMA for the 2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan is basically the same as the previous plan except there will be a switch from county to regional coverage. The council will only be required to send in updated insurance values of the buildings in the town.
- The Cullman Caring for Kids Child Abuse Awareness Month Proclamation for the month of April was adopted.
- Councilmember Gladys Wisener stated that Parks and Recreation has four T-ball teams, two 9/10 teams, a 11/12, and a 7/8 team. The shirts and ballcaps have been ordered. Wisener said, “One of our greatest assets this year with getting kids out has been Jeff Horton. He’s really good with the kids, he knows all the kids from the school and that’s an asset to us.”
- The council approved the repair of Holly Pond school’s flashing signs which need a new controller for an estimated cost of $ 373.48.
- A work order with the County Road Department was put in to repair the culvert that is washing out under the Brooklyn Road for an estimated cost of $925.00.
The Holly Pond Town Council meets the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Guy Hunt Library. The public is invited to attend.
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