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2016 Fall Fun Festival
Blue Springs Citizen of the Year Award
2016 High Five Tour
Recycling Bin Removals
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National Night Out Against Crime

18th Annual National Night Out Against Crime
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 5:30-8 p.m.
11th and Smith Street
Downtown Blue Springs 
FREE Admision
Join the Blue Springs Police Department and other participating organizations for the 18th Annual National Night Out Against Crime (NNO) event!
Hundreds of families, elected officials and neighboring businesses will be at this FREE event stepping out in the streets of downtown Blue Springs to take a stand against crime and drug abuse. There will be live entertainment from the Mad Science group plus free food, game booths, raffles prizes.

For more information call 816-228-0178 or click here
Fieldhouse One Year Celebration
Friday, Sept. 30 & Saturday, Oct. 1
Blue Springs Fieldhouse
425 NE Mock Ave
Join us at the Fieldhouse for this two-day celebration which includes food, a wellness fair and much more!  
Friday Activities, 2-6 p.m.:
Free Breakfast (6-10 a.m.); snacks throughout the day
Giveways & raffles
Free Fieldhouse Classes
Bounce House
Health & Wellness Fair
Saturday Activities, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.:
All of the above
Bubble Ball Game & Basketball Hotshot Competition
Face Painting
And More! 
Click here for more information. 
Blue Springs 5K
Saturday, Oct. 1
Blue Springs Fieldhouse
425 Mock Ave
8-10 a.m.

This run/walk is part of the Fieldhouse One Year Anniversary Celebration.  Registration is $30 for people 13 + and $20 for people 12 and yonger. Any registration after Monday, Sept 26 will not be guaranteed a t-shirt or a mug.

Click here to register online.
 How to Open & Grow Your Business Expo
Saturday, Oct. 8
10 a.m. to Noon
Mid-Continent Public Library; 
Blue Springs South Branch
2220 SW State Route 7

Join us for this free event where entrepreneurs and business owners can connect with local resources, speak with financial institutions and more.
 Aware KC Presentation
Wednesday, Oct 12
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Blue Springs Christian Church
7920 S. 7 Highway

This free awareness presentation is designed to provide insight into domestic sex trafficking of minors and possible solutions for youth and adults. Adults will meet at the Worship Center and youth will meet at the Refinery.

For more information, contact Mickey at (816) 229-7311 ext 223 or 
 Let's Move! Saturdays
These events are free and open to the public, unless noted.

To view the entire fall schedul e,  click here .

Adams Point Golf Course
1400 NE Coronado Drive
Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to Noon
Free range balls, beginner instruction 

GAGE Center
1101 NW Jefferson
Oct. 1, Noon to 2 p.m.
Customer Appreciation Day, Bump City

Dynamic Dance 
1901 SW Highway 40
Oct. 8, 11 a.m. to Noon
Dance class
City of Blue SpringsNews Happenings
Around Town
A bi-weekly message from your Blue Springs Mayor and City Council
Hello and welcome to News Happenings Around Town, your on e-stop source for city information and news updates, including those items most im
portant to you.

Congratulations to Lucy Franklin Elementary and William Yates Elementary on being named 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools! It is a pleasure have such a great school district as a part of our City.   

October will be here soon and with it are plenty of things to do in Blue Springs. This weekend is the anniversary celebration for the Blue Springs Fieldhouse and there will be free food, raffles, crafts for kids and more.
Next Tuesday, October 4, marks our 18th annual Night Out Against Crime event! Be sure to bring family and friends to learn about general public safety and enjoy food, entertainment and prizes.  Keep reading for more information. 

As always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about the good things in the City of Blue Springs.
Fall Fun Festival
This year marked another fun and successful  Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce  Fall Fun Festival!

On Saturday, I was joined in the parade by:  First Lady Eloise,
1st District Councilm an Dale Carter , 1st District Councilman Jeff Quibell and his wife Wanda , 2nd  District Councilman Kent Edmonson; Mayor Pro Tem Chris Lievsay, his wife Grace his son Benjamin and his daughter Emily and 3rd District Councilman Susan Culpepper.  Special thanks to Pam Buck for coordinating this year's vehicles and to all of our drivers!
A big thank you to the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring this event. I would like to thank the vendors, merchants, volunteers and businesses involved in helping to make this year's Fall Fun Festival a huge success! 

For more photos from Fall Fun Festiva l, click here
2016 Truman Heartland Community Foundation Blue Springs Citizen of the Year Award
I am proud to announce that the 2016 Truman Heartland Community Foundation Citizen of the Year Award recipient is Blue Springs resident David Smith. 

The Citizen of the Year Awa rd honors area citizens in our communities who, thanks to their service and charitable support, have made significant contributions to the places where we live and work. Receipients were honored  at the Truman Heartland Community Foundation's 'Toast To Our Towns' Gala on September 17, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. 

A long time Blue Springs resident and fellow veteran, David has given back to the Blue Springs community in a number of ways including the advancement of the Veterans Way Memorial in Pink Hill Park. David both donated to the project and acted as the memorial's general contractor. 

In addition, David has contributed to the Blue Springs Education Foundation, sponsored the school district's W.E.E. bus and is a sponsor for our City's Music in the Park summer concert program. 
Thank you again to David for his contributions that have given others the chance to experience an even better Blue Springs. 
2016 High Five Tour

I had the honor to attend the 7th annual High Five Tour as it stopped at Blue Springs Ford. 

This annual tour goes through 48 states and funds raised from each partnering location help support our nation's military families and wounded veterans programs.
Recycling Bin Removals

We have been receiving a number of calls about the removal of recycling bins outside of Blue Spring School District sites. The Kansas City Star wrote a piece addressing the reason for the removal of those bins and bins in the Greater Kansas City Area. Click here to read more about it. 
 City Government of CTV-7
Check out what's new and going on in Blue Springs, 24 hour s a day, 7 days a week by tuning into CTV-7 on Comcast Cable channel 7 or AT&T U-verse Channel 99.

To watch videos of past Blue Springs events, check out the City's YouTube page by  clicking 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 of our City and hope you join us for the next issue of News Happenings
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Carson Ross, Mayor
City of Blue Springs
The City of Blue Springs is a unique community where families, visitors and businesses share a special quality of life and an abundant spirit of community closeness and cooperation. 


Our number one goal is to ensure that our residents, visitors and patrons receive quality customer service and attention with every program and service the City provides. Just as you stand by a community that strives to meet your family's needs, we promise to do our best to meet these needs and anticipate what's best for you and our community, to the best of our ability.