FROM THE MAYORS DESK
What a week we have ahead in town. Makes me tired just thinking about it. Hopefully you can find a little time to join in on some of these activities.
On Tuesday Fairmont will be in the state government spotlight as Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker pays us a visit. She agreed to come meet with my
J.O.B.S. team and myself to discuss ways her department and our town can work to improve the jobs and economic picture. Her visit comes at a time when we are struggling with job creation and possible business expansion. We are seeking Commerce Department assistance in offering exposure regarding our available industrial sites for potential clients and the jobs such businesses might create. The two hour meeting will include comments by both Secretary Decker and myself as well as conversations with J.O.B.S. team members. A late morning trip to Fairmont Solar Farm is also planned.
Following Secretary Decker’s visit on Tuesday the focus will continue to be on jobs as we have scheduled a large job fair in our Heritage Center for Wednesday from 10:00-2:00. Thirty-five employers have signed up to participate including many in county businesses. Anyone seeking employment should definitely plan to attend this important event. For more information call me at 628-9766 ext. 15 or Eric Redrick at 618-5500 ext 232.
Everybody loves a parade and everybody’s gonna love the South Robeson Headstart parade set for Friday at 10:30. The children at Headstart are all ready to put on their various colored t-shirts and march down Main Street. These are the same adorable children who dressed up like gift boxes in our 2012 Christmas parade and captured everyone’s heart that evening. You definitely need to come downtown Friday and check out this event. They’ve asked me to lead the parade so I’ll be seeing you downtown.
Whew! After all this excitement can we even hope for any relief. The answer is no and if you need proof just drop by Community Park on Saturday around 11:00 for Fairmont’s first ever Earth Day Celebration. Bring a picnic lunch, chair, or blanket for comfort so you can enjoy the many games and activities planned for all ages. The FHS horticulture classes are planning on holding planting classes and selling plants and trees. There will be demonstrations on recycling and environmental issues. Representatives from Fairmont Solar Farm will offer tours. The “Fill the Dump Truck” event will help a FMS science class raise funds by
receiving the money raised by total weight from cans brought in that day. It’s going to be a huge day with lots of ecologically important lessons to be learned. I am very proud of the effort Carol King, our community recycling coordinator, has made toward this important activity. We both hope to see you there.
Have an exciting and enjoyable week in Fairmont, “the busiest little town in N. C.”
Charles Kemp, Mayor