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basis about the great things happening in Parma and
also to get insights on timely public policy issues.
thanks to all who participated in my second annual Charity
5K Run and Fun Walk last month that benefited the
American Heart Association. Over $2,500.00 was raised
for this charity and the number of runners and walkers
increased significantly from last year's event. Next
spring information will be provided for the 2006 Run,
so watch this space for details.
always, Parma celebrates the Fourth of July in
a big way. It begins with an annual parade that kicks
off at 10 AM at the intersection of Ridge and Snow Roads
and ends at the Parmatown Mall. If you'd like to march
in the parade with me and my staff, call Michelle Blair
on (440) 885-8001 to get signed up, parade assembly
details and to order your free T-shirt.
at 7:30 PM, the City hosts its yearly fireworks
extravaganza at Cuyahoga Community College's Western
Campus located at York and Pleasant Valley Roads. Even
though the fireworks display begins at dusk, this event
draws thousands annually, so come early to get a good
seat and parking.
Thursday, July 14, beginning at 10 AM, Marlborough
Park will be renamed for former Mayor John Petruska.
You are cordially invited to the re-dedication ceremony
and to acknowledge Parma's 10th mayor.
rite of summer in Parma is the Miss Parma Pageant
which will be held on Sunday, July 17, at the Schaaf
Community Center, beginning at 1 PM. With your schedule
permitting, please join me and the other judges who
will crown this year's winner.
you're a lover of the Metroparks, you'll be pleased
to know that on Thursday, July 21, beginning at 10:30
AM, the City of Parma, along with the members of the
West Creek Preservation committee, will hold
a ceremonial signing agreement with Metroparks for the
agency to operate West Creek. This historic undertaking
and partnership will make Parma's own 350-acre nature
facility a part of the renowned Emerald Necklace and
provide for generations to come a protected green space
in Ohio's seventh largest municipality.
other city matters, I am elated that the City is moving
closer to constructing two new fire stations
that will provide even more safety for Parma residents
and businesses. Groundbreaking for these new facilities
is expected in the spring of 2006 with further details
made available as developments occur.
is on the move and I'm grateful to serve as mayor and
to continue making this municipality one that residents
and businesses alike are proud to call "home."
support is appreciated and I look forward to serving
the needs and requirements of this great city. More
updates will be coming your way in my August Email Newsletter.