PIERCETON — Business was short at the Pierceton Town Council meeting held Monday, Aug. 13. However, the meeting involved several announcements related to upcoming events, citizen recognition and the return of REAL Services.
Having received extra funding, REAL Services will come back to Pierceton on Monday, Aug. 27. The organization will once again host meals at the Pierceton Senior Citizens Center. The council approved the organization’s return.
The council also continued its monthly discussion on the senior citizens center and its usage. Even with REAL Services’ return, the building will still be available for rent to the community. Final edits were made to the senior center agreement, and the council agreed to annually meet with the senior center in order to keep the contract up to date.
Town Marshal Tim Sammons spoke briefly at the meeting, reminding motorists to drive safely in school zones since classes are back in session. He also thanked the organizers, law enforcement agencies, council members and others involved in Pierceton Days for helping the festival run smoothly.
Kim Rose was present and thanked the community for helping Pierceton Days run smoothly, adding that it was one of the best festivals ever held. This is Rose’s final year of organizing Pierceton Days.
At the end of the meeting, the council presented Rose with a plaque for her dedication and service to organizing and running Pierceton Days.
“We appreciate how much work and effort you’ve put into making this festival possible,” said Council President Matt Brubaker.
In other business:
- The meeting minutes for Monday, July 9, were approved.
- The American Legion Post 258 was granted permission to hold a car show on Saturday, Aug. 25.
- The Heirloom Tomato Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Brower Park.
- The council’s next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10.