From the Mayor
We are on our way out of the freezing months and into spring. Welcome March!
I am looking forward to a fun filled month as we slowly start to thaw out and get to be outdoors and in the warm sunshine.
Before I get ahead of myself and leap into March, let me take a moment to thank all the hard working police officers, fireman, street and utility workers that helped in keeping us safe during the icy days of the winter storm. We are truly blessed to have these qualified individuals looking out for us. I enjoyed seeing everyone out sledding and having fun.
March 9th daylight saving begins. Don’t forget to spring forward by setting your clock up an hour before you go to bed on Saturday night March 8th.
Also, March 20th is the first day of spring. It’s a good time to get out and spend a day at Lake Frank Jackson Park for a picnic with the family.
Whatever you do please be safe, and always watch for children out playing.
Opp Parks and Recreation is getting ready for baseball and softball games that will start April 5th. Cal Ripken tryouts will be held on March 8th for 9-12 year old boys. 9 and 10 year old boys will start at 9:00am with 11 and 12 year old boys following at 11:00am. Good luck to all the boys during the try outs.
Our roads will be full this month with spring breakers. Opp’s school system’s spring break is already scheduled for March 24 – 28. Please be mindful of our youth out enjoying their time off from school, work, and schedules. I hope each of you have a wonderful spring break.
This year the Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday April 12th. Start time will be 8:30am. Pre-registration by April 5th. You can also register online at active.com if you are interested in the 5K Run/Walk contact Gary Strickland (334) 504-2444.
Last but not least we are putting together a great Rattlesnake Rodeo this year. It will be held at Opp Channel Lee Stadium. Gates open Saturday at 8:00am and Sunday at 10:00am. Easton Corbin will be here on Saturday night April 12th, and Building 429, Family Force Five, and Hawk Nelson will be here Sunday April 13th. Mark your calendars because this year you do not want to miss the rodeo. If you have any questions about the rodeo please call (334)493-2122
Have a wonderful March!
E-mail Mayor Bartholomew: email@example.com
Call (334) 493-2122 for information