October 17, 2019
Pontiac Community Heart and Soul Value Statement Event
 The Pontiac Community Heart & Soul Team has devised six statements to reflect the collective values of our citizens. These statements will be debuted and reviewed by the public at The Eagle Theater, 319 N. Plum St. in downtown Pontiac on November 5 th from 6:00-8:00 pm. Citizens are invited to attend and give their input; however, the team does request an RSVP to ensure enough seating, supplies and refreshments.  Please email or call (or text) 815-419-7015 to let the team know that you will be attending.

These value statements were drafted by members of the team using data collected from over a dozen events attended by over 230 people as well as the individual stories of over 50 citizens collected at 5 different locations. These value statements reflect our collective view on Community Engagement, Economy, Parks & Recreation, Safety & Health, Communication, and Transportation. Once these value statements are confirmed by the public, goals that are aligned with these value statements will be set. Public input is vital and encouraged during this, and all phases, of this project. 

Created by the Orton Family Foundation, the Community Heart & Soul approach is founded on three basic principles: Involve Everyone, Focus on What Matters, and Play the Long Game. The Pontiac Community Heart & Soul Team is comprised of citizens volunteers with the support of city staff. The project officially began on December 18 th , 2017 with a resolution approved by Pontiac City Council. The project aims to develop a comprehensive plan for the city based on the collective voice of its citizens.
Safety First!

Did you know that 3 out of every 4 Child Safety Seats are incorrectly installed? 
This combined with children in the incorrect style of car seat equates to a 90% rate of children being in the wrong seat or the seat being incorrectly installed.   
 
The Pontiac Fire Department provides free child safety seat inspections and installation assistance. Although there is no law requiring an inspection, we offer free inspections to ensure a safer installation. The child safety seat program is intended to educate adults on how to properly install a child’s seat. 
 
Car seat checks are provided by a Safety Seat Technician who is certified through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the installation of child safety car seats. 

Join Pontiac Parks and Recreation for our second annual Family Fall Fest at Chautauqua Park Saturday, October 26 from 4:00-7:00PM!

We aim to make this event the ultimate fall experience for families around the area. We will have a pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, trunk-or-treating, a costume parade, hay rack rides, live music, and kids games at the event. NEW this year, there will also be a scavenger hunt and photo ops!

Admission is $1.00 per person + 1 non-perishable item OR $2.00 per person without non-perishable item. All items will be donated to the Livingston County Food Pantry.

If interested in being a vendor or providing a vehicle for our trunk-or-treat, please message us on Facebook or email our Recreation Supervisor .
What's happening in Pontiac?
October 17: Business After Hours
October 17: The Hall Sisters Concert
October 19: Pontiac Farmers' Market
October 19: Boo-Fest at the Library
October 19: Historic Homes Open Houses
October 24 : Livingston County Humane Society Spaghetti Supper
October 25: Halloween Bash at the Pointe at Pontiac
October 25: Trunk or Treat at Caterpillar with SOCU
October 25 : Grace Christian School Soup Supper
October 26: Pontiac Farmers' Market
October 26: Scouting for Food
October 26: Lunch and a Movie at the Library
October 26: Family Fall Fest
October 26 : Poetry Reading
October 26: Pontiacstock 2019
October 30: Mosaic Discover the Possibilities
October 30: Know Your Numbers @ the Rec Center
And for all things Halloween in Pontiac, stay tuned for a special edition newsletter!
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