May 1, 2010
10AM to noon: Expert Talks at Selected Locations
Noon to 4PM: All Garden Locations Open
$10 for adults; children 12 and under FREE!
Pick up tickets and maps at the Chamber of Commerce from now until May 1 at 3:00PM, or at Garden locations on the day of the event.
Most locations will feature experts in various fields such as bees, vermiculture (worms), landscaping, rainwater recapture, integrated pest management, and others. Some garden locations will include more formal discussions from 10AM to noon, and all locations will provide information and informal interaction with the experts.
Ticket sales will pay for plants and seeds for garden sites, educational programs, needed tools and equipment, & a building fund for the new property at MLK & Hwy 95.
The Smithville Community Gardens turns vacant property into productive land with help from many volunteers.
Please keep checking this website for more details about where and when to find our experts. You may see an updated map at Google Maps.
We hope to see you there!
Smithville was chosen as one of six communities to find out what people think about the arts and cultural activities and overall perceptions about quality of life. They have pre-selected 2,100 households at random from all of these communities, and will begin mailing out the surveys in early August. Many thanks to everyone who participates in this important study. They will share their results with the City of Smithville to help our community leaders understand your concerns and your ideas.
The Small Business Association (SBA) is providing free webinars and recognizing Small Businesses during the week of May 12-16 (for more information: http://www.sba.gov/community/blogs/let%E2%80%99s-celebrate-national-small-business-week-%E2%80%93-across-country-and-online-0). The City of Smithville and the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce celebrate our Small Businesses this week and every week!
CAMPO Public Meeting, Tuesday April 1, 5:30-8:00: Please see information about the upcoming CAMPO Public Meeting/Open House. We need to have a good Smithville showing—please help spread the word.Of particular interest to us is the engineering study in Smithville on SH 95 stretching from Loop 230 out to the High School. This involves the study that you may have read about in the paper recently (http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/leftovers-good-for-smithville/nfCBh/).
Look out Google Fiber! Thanks to LiveAir Networks, Smithville is getting the infrastructure we need to join the ranks of cities like Austin, Seattle, Chicago, Kansas City, Chattanooga, Portland and the San Francisco Bay area. What this means is that you will have faster internet service with no delays to downloading and no buffering of videos. No limits means you can use technology to its fullest potential. For more information, contact LiveAir Network: www.liveair.net and read about it at http://www.liveair.net/about/blog/press-releases/gigabit-internet-coming-to-smithville-la-grange-in-december/?residential
Thanks to everyone who made the Texas Independence Day (Sunday, March 2) Dedication of Independence Park such a success, despite the weather. Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial sold out of their 150 lunch plates, the auction brought in about $4,000 (Modern Woodmen will match that with an additional $2,500), and about 60 people were able to be comfortable inside the Recreation Center to hear the dedication speeches. Thanks to Mayor Mark Bunte, Mac Simpson, Judge David Herrington, Representative Tim Kleinschmidt, County Judge Paul Pape, and Carol Snyder (president of the Smithville Heritage Society) for providing such stirring words to set Independence Park as a uniquely commemorative place to tell Smithville's story. Judge Paul Pape's truly inspiring remarks are included if you click on "more."
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