With October now here, I thought I would share something different. Something that doesn’t happen often, but everyone can enjoy anywhere in Roy City, assuming there are clear skies. On Saturday, October 14, around 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., look to the sky and witness an annular solar eclipse. From our location, we will only see about 80% of the eclipse, but places like Filmore to Beaver, and even many of the states’ National parks will have a spectacular show–including the “Ring of Fire.” This event is free of charge, but eye protection is required.
Remember, the Public Works facility will be accepting green waste and other appropriate solid waste during our annual fall clean-up. The dumpster is available Monday through Saturday, Oct. 23rd through Nov. 4th, during normal working hours. All residents are invited to participate, and it is also free of charge. Check the Public Works website if you have questions.
New Pickleball Courts are under construction in George Wahlen North Park. It is hoped that this new sports facility will attract residents young and old. Watch for the grand opening.
Roy City will be celebrating Halloween with our annual “Trunk or Treat” event. Great for young children who enjoy gathering a bag of candy before the Halloween rush. Plan on joining us on October 30th at 5 to 8 p.m. Look for details on the city’s website and Facebook page.
With Halloween coming at the end of the month, every vehicle driver needs to be extra observant for children and parents walking the streets. Don’t find yourself involved in a terrible accident because of a distraction or moment of inattention. Parents, carefully watch your children. Safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Be safe, and keep your family safe!
Mayor Robert Dandoy