nights town board meeting I will be honoring both the FMS and FHS
cheerleaders who won national cheerleading championships at Myrtle Beach
recently. The squads are coached by Elizabeth Epps and Shemecia Wade. They
have competed in various contests including the county fair, and regional
events in the past always finishing in top levels. I also will have the
privilege of reading a proclamation and presenting a certificate to town
clerk Jenny Larson for National Municiple Clerks Week. Jenny has been our
town clerk since 1997 and maintains all our records in addition to managing
our award winning web site. She has been Farmers Festival chairperson and a
Chamber of Commerce official as well.
We will have a job fair on Tuesday in our courtroom from 10 a.m. to noon
held by the Staffing Alliance of Lumberton. Those seeking employment should
drop by and fill out an application. The town is currently planning on a
multi employer job fair in mid June with the Employment Security Commission.
There will be even more activity around town hall on Thursday due
to the start of early/one stop voting. Fairmont has been selected, in
addition to Pembroke, to be a satellite location for this service to voters.
Early voters may drop by the Fairmont Fire Hall on Monday through Friday
from April 19-May 4th from 8:15-5:15 and Saturday May 5th from 8:15 a.m.
until 1:00 p.m. to vote in the May 8th primary. On Thursday evening the
quarterly community watch meeting will take place in the courtroom at 7:00
p.m. Chief Danny Parker will have updated crime statistics for those who
The week caps off with the student recycling contest, "Cash for
Trash". Fairmont school students can win cash prizes, $100 for 1st place,
$60 for 2nd, and $40 for 3rd simply by collecting or having others in the
community collect recyclable materials and bringing them to the collection
site from 9:00-12:00 on Saturday. The site is the old Southern States weigh
station on Morro Street next to the Public Work building. In addition there
will be a dump truck on site for aluminum cans which will be sold with the
proceeds going to Rosenwald Elementary School as a fund raiser.
A s you can see there's a lot of great activity going on in
Fairmont. I hope you'll get involved with all of them.
— Charles Kemp is the mayor of Fairmont. He can be reached at email@example.com.