A huge Thank You to Howie Schaden for fixing the clock in the Council Chambers!
Driving around Oconto, it is so wonderful to see how many flags are flown in honor and respect to our country and to those who serve in the military, and veterans. Please remember that when a flag becomes faded or tattered it should be replaced, and the used flag disposed of properly. The American Legion Post 74 has provided containers for disposal at Thompson’s County Market and Oconto City Hall.
June will be a very busy month of Oconto events this year – please put these dates on your 2015 calendar! The Park and Recreation Committee is planning a Grand Opening/Rededication of Aageson Pool on Sunday, June 7th (more details to follow.) I am very pleased and proud to announce that Dr. Herman Aageson’s (whom the pool is named after) son, Tom, and possibly daughter, Christine, have graciously accepted our invitation to attend this celebration! This truly reiterates the importance of sustaining the life of Oconto’s recreational asset for the future, and the Aageson family is very happy about the new direction. The plan is to open Aageson Pool for business the next day, June 8th, as that is the first day of summer vacation.
The next week-end is our 33rd year of Oconto’s CopperFest on June 12,13,14 – always a fun-filled time of unique food, live music, events, parade, fireworks - an all-around variety of activities to please everyone of every age!
On Saturday, June 20th (the Solstice) a Sail Festival will be held at Breakwater Park to kick off sailing lessons which will tentatively begin the following week on Fridays (more contact info will follow). Steve and Sara Eliason with Best Days Sailing of Oshkosh will be offering free sailing lessons from 1-6 p.m. Children’s activities, food choices, music, and other booths are being organized that Oconto’s SailFest will become a family-oriented event to be shared by our community, and everyone else in the surrounding areas. There will also be a Girls Softball Tournament at Holtwood Complex June 19-21.
The 2nd Annual Nature Festival will be held on Saturday, June 27th at Copper Culture State Park. This year a Zoomobile will be in attendance along with a different Raptor Show than last year, along with informational areas, and a variety of booths of natural items to purchase. Also, the Little League Tournament will be held at Holtwood Complex from June 26-28.
Thanks to everyone’s efforts involved, that all of our Oconto events are successful, and are extremely important to our Tourism effort!
See you this week-end at 2015 Oconto WinterFest – Oconto Legion Golf Club – (11:00 a.m. To 2 p.m. – Free Outdoor Events) – (11:00 a.m. Until sold out – Oconto Girl Scouts Northwoods Chili Cook-Off) – (2:00 p.m. – FREE raffle)!!!!!!!
Have A Great Day! And remember, “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Victoria Bostedt, Mayor for Oconto