Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The 50th Marigold Day

September 9, 2015
This weekend is the weekend that Mantorville will host the 50th annual Marigold Days celebration. This year’s event is going to be one of the best celebrations we have had in several years. While this is event is always well planned and well attended, our fiftieth year will truly be something special! The weekend will start on Thursday with quilt show registration at 4:00pm. and runs all weekend until Sunday afternoon with the final music event starting at 3:00pm.

There is a special melodrama that will be preformed this year that was written specifically for this event. Make sure to schedule time to see “Mary Goes for the Gold” or “Pick My Flowers Please” a Mantorville exclusive play.

One of the things I look forward to with many of our celebrations is the opportunity to add to the culture and identity of Mantorville. One of the more identifiable trademarks of a Mantorville celebration is the many number of us that choose to dawn “period attire” and dress the part. Please feel free to join us in promoting Mantorville with your interpretation of “period attire” from the Victorian / frontier town era.

Friday Events will include: a flower show, spaghetti supper, Field of Flags presentation and a all new melodrama. The vendors will setup Thursday and will be open for business on Friday evening.

Saturday will be a full day of events indeed. With something scheduled almost every hour Saturday will be a great day to spend in Mantorville. Make sure to stick around until after 8:30 to see a truly amazing fireworks display.

While Sunday is the last day of the celebration we still have over 14 events scheduled for the day including the Grande Parade at 1:30pm.

This year in particular we will have events for everyone. From the Fire and Rescue  dance to the Kiddie Parade. Other attractions include a fishing contest, quilt show, antiques, bingo, truck pull in Kasson, softball, car show and a kids & pet parade.
For a complete list of times and events check out the Marigold Days web page at  MarigoldDays.com or find more information on the event’s face book page. I will also have a copy of the event times on my blog. Make sure to print out the schedule or bring your mobile device because you are not going to want to miss out on any of our great events this year.

Yours in service,

Chuck Bradford,
Mayor - City of Mantorville

Council mourns one of it's own

September 02,2015

Some of you may have already heard that the Mantorville City Council lost one of it's members on Thursday, August 27. Around 7:30 council member Don Swanson passed away. Don selflessly gave of himself to help others and serve the community that he loved so dearly. Don served in our Armed Forces and on several city committees. Don's service to the city included a run for mayor, served as the council representative with the Mantorville Fire Department, the Economic Development Authority, the Dam Committee and the Mantorville Restoration Association. Don's presence will be missed during the “kiddie tractor pull” as well as during the local farmers market on Tuesdays. Don was a very kind man who's heart was always in the right place and wanted nothing more than to simply make a difference. Please keep Don's family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

In honoring Don's commitment to our nation, state and city, I have ordered the Mantorville Fire Department's flag to be flown at half mast. A mayor of a city is not accorded the ability to lower the nation's flag to half mast; therefore, I choose the fire department flag to honor Don's life and service.

Yours in service,

Chuck Bradford, Mayor - City of Mantorville