FROM THE MAYORS DESK
Fairmont has a blockbuster week ahead and I hoping you’ll set some time aside to be a part of it. All the pieces of the puzzle have seemingly fallen into place to have a great start to a summer of fun. Let me share the week ahead with you.
We kick off the festivities out at Fairmont Golf Course Thursday with the 5th annual Chamber of Commerce Sizzling Summer Beach Blast. The well know beach band Sea Cruz will start the music around 5:30 and there’ll be plenty of food, shagging, and beverages to complement the beautiful surroundings of the Fairmont Golf Course. There is no admission for this event so make your plans now to come out and shag the night away.
Youth with talent takes center stage on Friday as the Fairmont Youth Council T.E.A.M. present a Fairmont Idol talent show starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Heritage Center. A cash prize of $100 awaits the eventual winner with 2nd and 3rd places winning gift cards. The event will feature some of the best talent from FHS and you’ll get a great show for only a $3.00 admission charge.
A first time event is on tap at noon on Saturday inside the Heritage Center. A year ago I submitted a request to obtain the 82nd Airborne “All-American”
Division Chorus for Armed Forces Day. They are composed of troopers from that famous airborne division and travel widely putting on chorus shows blending top ranked songs with military cadence chants. With the assistance of retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. now pastor Rev. Gary Deese we were able to acquire them and they will head line the salute to our military. Adding to the patriotic theme of the event will be songs by FHS Chorus director Steven Love and a few friends along with Festival Miss Ivy Page singing our national anthem. I hope we can pack the Heritage Center to show our appreciation for both the Airborne
Chorus and any military who are there.
The energy stays at the Heritage Center because at 6:00 p.m. the FHS R.O.T.C. will have their annual cadet ball. Cadets in full uniform will be greeted in a receiving line, have a delicious catered meal, give and receive awards, hear a short speech from Navy Petty Officer Ngan Kim, a local recruiter, and finished the evening with a dance. The local R.O.T.C. is an award winning and very active unit at FHS led by LTC James Davis AND Cadet Commander Aaron Epps.
As you can see there’s a lot of exciting happenings in town this week. I hope you’ll make yourself a part of them.
Charles Kemp, Mayor