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The Wall That Heals Special Events
National Night Out Against Crime
Pink Hill Park Recycling Center Now Open!
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City of Blue SpringsNews Happenings
Around Town

A bi-weekly message from your Blue Springs Mayor and City Council
Greetings!
Mayor Carson Ross
Hello and welcome to News Happenings Around Town, your one-stop source for City information and news updates, including those items most important to you.

The last month in Blue Springs have been two things: Exciting and Hot!

In the last year, Blue Springs has been recognized by two national publications as an outstanding community. Community partners and resident involvement are key reasons that Blue Springs has been honored on national "Best of" list.

Blue Springs has an excellent history of civic engagement. Events like National Night Out and The Wall That Heals would not be possible without community support. I am so thankful to be part of a dynamic and supportive community!

As we head into August, I hope you enjoy the last few weeks before school starts up again. Take a chance to cool off at Centennial Pool-Plex or enjoy a Concert in the Park at Rotary Park on Sunday, August 8.
As always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about what's good and going on in the City of Blue Springs.
The Wall That Heals Special Events

On July 26, Jackson County honored The Wall That Heals - Blue Springs with a resolution proclaiming Jackson County's support. Thank you to Gregory Grounds and Theresa Garza Ruiz for sponsoring this resolution.

I accepted the proclamation as the honorary chairman of The Wall That Heals - Blue Springs executive committee. I was joined by fellow Vietnam Veterans and executive committee members, Warren Parker and George Scarborough.



August 2, KFKF held a benefit concert for The Wall That Heals as part of their Summer of Freedom Concert Series. All proceeds from the concert will be donated to The Wall That Heals - Blue Springs.

The concert was held at Whiskey Tango and featured Six Degrees West, Danny Gokey, Lee Brice and Chris Young. To thank Whiskey Tango for donating their facility for this concert, I presented owner Shawn Brown a granite plaque for his generosity.

Thank you again to everyone who joined us for the event and a very special thank you to KFKF and Councilman Dale Carter for hosting this event for The Wall That Heals.

For more information on The Wall That Heals - Blue Springs, click here.
National Night Out Against Crime

It was the hottest National Night Out in Blue Springs' history, but hundreds of people came out to join us in the celebration.

This event is an important step to strengthen crime prevention partnership between police, residents and the community at large. Residents were given the chance to meet Blue Springs officers and civilians working to keep our community safe.

Thank you to Macie Taylor, Tessa Hake, Holy Hill Baptist Church Adult Choir, Steve Steiner and TaJazz School of Dance for providing entertainment and a special thank you to Councilman Dale Carter who emceed the event.

This event was coordinated by the Community & Youth Outreach Unit (CYOU). For more information on the CYOU, click here.
Pink Hill Park Recycling Center Now Open!


I am proud to announce that the Pink Hill Park Recycling Center is open for business!

On July 24, I was joined by City Council members Grant Bowerman, Dale Cater and Jeanie Lauer; Solid Waste Management Commissioners Alice Fuerst, Chad Tipton and George Abbott; and Blue Springs residents as we cut the ribbon and dedicated the new center.

The Pink Hill Recycling Center accepts common recyclables such as glass, plastic, aluminum, tin cans, paper and cardboard materials. The center will be open to the public Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To learn more about recycling in Blue Springs, click here.


I hope you have found this issue of News Happenings Around Town to be both informative and timely for your City information needs. Is there anything we missed? Do you have questions about any of the articles from this issue? Share your thoughts with me and the City Council by calling City Hall at (816) 228-0110. Know that we truly value your time and support for our City and hope you join us for the next issue of News Happenings.
Sincerely,
Ross sig
Carson Ross, Mayor
City of Blue Springs
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