By Crystal McGough
ARGO – Mayor Betty Bradley and the Argo City Council, during Monday’s pre-council workshop, discussed the possibility of using a recently-approved tourism grant in the amount of $3,900 to provide a fall festival or trunk-or-treat type event for the community in October. The event would be held at Argo Park and is tentatively planned for Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
The council previously planned to use the tourism grant funds for a “Picnic in the Park” event on Oct. 8, but as the council discussed potential scheduling conflicts – particularly the University of Alabama and Auburn University football schedules – they began to look for other dates and landed on Oct. 29, which is Alabama’s off-week and Auburn plays Arkansas.
With Oct. 29 also being Halloween weekend, Mayor Bradley said the city could incorporate Halloween activities into the event, and councilors Danny McCarley and Dennis Griffin proposed a “Monster Mash” theme.
The council proceeded to discuss the possibility of turning the event into a fall festival, or even a trunk-or-treat, but official details are still undetermined.
“This might be an event we could have yearly,” Bradley said. “If y’all would get that together, if somebody wants to work on it, just try to bring the ideas to the next council meeting and let’s see what we can come up with before October.”
During the regular council meeting, the council unanimously approved Resolution No. 2022-07-11, declaring outdated and unusable tasers, previously used by Argo Police Department, surplus, and authorizing the city to return the old tasers to the manufacturer in exchange for newer models.
The next meeting of the Argo City Council will be Monday, July 25, 2022, at Argo City Hall. The pre-council work session will begin at 5 p.m. and the regular council meeting will immediately follow.