RANDOLPH NEWS CLIPS
“Pride in Our Past…Faith in Our Future” July, 2016
City Hall Hours:
10 am to 2 pm
City Clerk: Lora Dankof
City Hall: 625.2601
Wednesday 10:00-noon; 2:00-5:30
Librarian: Linda Heywood
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: City of Randolph, City Hall
Upcoming Meetings/Events (All Open to the Public):
Public Hearing (2nd Budget Amendment) - 6:45PM on June 7 at City Hall
City Council Regular Meeting— 7:00PM on June 7 at City Hall
Hometown Pride — 6PM on 2rd Tuesday of the Month at Community Center
Library Committee — 5:30PM on 1rd Wednesday of Month at the Library
Fun Day Meeting — 3rd Tuesday of the Month at the Community Center
RAGBRAI Meetings — please watch Boar's Nest for meeting dates/times
Library News from Linda: Lots to report this month our "School Year Reading program ended June 1'. Kids ended up reading a total of 540 hours. Melanie Petersen was the last winner of the $10 prize.
Summer reading program started June 10th. We have 30 children enrolled but not everyone has been able to start yet due to other commitments. The program is designed to allow children to come when they can. We're having a great time, but the heat has required us to change some things around. Children are asked to read 20 minutes per day, when this has been accomplished they are eligible for the drawing for a prize. Royal Cristo son of Bobbie Jo and Dan Cristo won the first prize. Coming to the reading program also allows the kids to put their name in a drawing for another prize. Elijah Kiuver, son of Megan and Marty Rassmussen won that prize. Everyone is excited each week to see what Erin Vanatta has brought for super. Erin and Chris Vanatta have provided a meal each night the reading program meets. Might be one of the favorite part of the program for many of us.
Library hours changed in July thanks to the commitment of the City Council to give the library more money. We will be open 20 hours a week rather that just 12. The addition of more hours will allow the library to apply for Direct State Aide funding. Summer hours remain 12 to 5:30 as was earlier posted. The City Council also donated $150 toward the summer reading program.
Thanks to Southwest Community Foundation Grants and a memorial from Elaine Costello changes at the library continue to happen. Please stop in and see what we have been able to purchase with the money donated by the Costello family. We are very thankful for their thoughtfulness.
RAGBRAI: Things are really gearing up with RAGBRAI less than a month away. On June 5' the RAGBRAI Pre-Ride of approximately 25 riders came through town. We were able to show off what we have already prepared and share what our other plans are that day. During their visit they shared that we can expect anywhere from 8,000 to 10,000 riders through Randolph and they felt from what they were shown and told that we as a community are well prepared and should anticipate a fun successful RAGBRAI experience. There are pictures and vendor information on the website that is specific to Randolph at http://ragbrai.randolphia.com/
We currently have 16 food vendors, 4 nonfood vendors and 1 Bounce Ball Game vendor. We still need volunteers to make this event a success, if you are available and would like to volunteer an hour or two of your time that day please call City Hall at 712-625-2601, you can leave a message with your name and phone if the office is closed. Rendezvous in Randolph t-shirts will be available for order. The order forms will be available at City Hall, Library, Tri Valley Bank and the Post Office, you will need to complete and return your form by July 14th, if you would like to order a Rendezvous in Randolph t-shirts prior to the event. Orders will be taken the day of the event for the riders so if you do not get yours ordered the first time we will be placing another order after the event as well. It is going to be an awesome fun day with the opportunity to meet people from around the world. If you are part of an organization that would like to raise money, you could participate in the Community Food Stand or have a stand of your own. Contact Linda Heywood if you are interested.
Ferrel House: Will be having an open house on July 9th from 2 — 4pm. Hope to see you there.
FREMONT COUNTY TRAIL OF TREASURES is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 28th & 29th. The Trail of Treasures website is https://sites.google.com/site/fremontcountytoft/home . If you are looking for a vendor form, you can find it on the website along with other useful information about the event.
RANDOLPH FUN DAYS will be held Friday, August 26th thru Sunday, August 28th. There will be lots of activities so invite friends and family!! Randolph Fun Day Planning Committee met on June 21. The agenda was finalized and placed on several websites. Please visit the City of Randolph webpage www.randolphia.com or the Randolph Fun Days Facebook page and it there
is also a website just for the Fun Days at www.randolphfunday.com.