By Anne Thom—
Stacy Lion John Daher attended the council meeting last week. Citizens Supporting our Armed Forces (CSOAF) is planning a 4th annual Red Bull and Military Appreciation Day for Sunday, June 24, to be preceded by a Red Bulls Motorcycle Run on Saturday June 23.
“We’re planning on using Doyle Field this year,” Daher said also noting that they were requesting to use the field south of Doyle Field for parking.
City Maintenance Supervisor Jon Ehlert said that he already had plans to clear brush for parking.
Mayor Mark Utecht said, “If however, you find someone willing to donate their time (to cut the grass), we’ll take a donation to the city.” Utecht suggested some overflow parking could be utilized back in the industrial park.
Upon being told that there are plans to offer rides in a real Willys Jeep, the mayor said, “maybe someone has a deuce-and-a-half, that would be a cool shuttle.”
The event will not lack for vehicles as a Classic Car Show and a Military Vehicle Display is planned for the event and will require space on the grassy area south of the Doyle Field Building. CSOAF is unsure how much room each sponsor is going to need. “We’ll see how much equipment we finally end up with,” said Daher.
“We’re still working on a ball game, we still haven’t gotten confirmation from the Red Bulls,” Daher said. He explained a very large deployment was just wrapping up.
“We’re doing some more advertising this year,” Daher said. “We’re getting a bit better linked with the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network,” Daher said. Those in the community who look forward to attending the event should look for announcements around town and in the press.