Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to meet and talk to Brandon Gargac, who organized the installation of a flag drop box at Veterans Park for the proper disposal of flags as his Eagle Scout project.
I was also privileged to swear in a new auxiliary police officer, Officer Tyler Robinson. These are just two examples of the wonderful young men and women of our community that inspire me every day.
This summer, many of our youth will be working as lifeguards at the pool, serving meals at our restaurants and cutting miles and miles of grass. Some will volunteer their time to help out the younger crowd at Lunch and Learn, or at the library. Many others will be out running and conditioning for sports. To help with that conditioning, and just for good fun, one of our new playground areas at Westwood Park is going to focus on ages 13 and up, and we will have a small disc golf course as well.
We value our youth, and applaud their many accomplishments. Be sure to congratulate the graduates in our community this month!
Office of the Mayor
Fifth Grade end of year picnic is May 24
Meetings on May 2 and May 16 at Village Hall at 7pm. Westjeffersonohio.gov/villagecouncil
Jefferson Township Board of Trustees
Meetings on May 4 and May 18 at 6:30pm in Township Hall, 225 Cemetery Rd., WJ.
WJ Board of Education
Meeting on May 9, 7pm in the WJ High School Auditorium
High School Graduation is May 21 @ 11am
Last day of school is May 26
Meeting on May 4 at 6:30pm @ the Community Center Westjeffersonohio.gov/building-zoning
Water Bills are due on or before May 16 to avoid late charges.
Parks and Rec
Pool opens for Memorial Day, May 28. Get your pool pass @ the water department.
Fishing Derby @ Krazy Glue May 7, 10am-12pm
Spring Cleaning Freecycle, May 28 1-3pm @ the Community Center
Check the website for weekly activities and programs. hbmlibrary.org
Golf Outing to benefit the Madison County Humane Society on June 20, 2022. See hsmcohio.org for details. Register by May 2, 2022.
Upcoming in the Village of West Jefferson
Movie Night June 24th, 8pm Snacks Provided Title TBA
Fall Fest October 22nd 6-9pm
@ the Community Center, 230 Cemetery Rd.
Lunch and Learn June 6th- August 11th @ the Community Center Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 11:30am-1pm All ages welcome, but geared to ages 5-12.
Spring Cleaning Freecycle May 28th 1-3pm @ the Community Center 230 Cemetery Rd. Set up from 9am-noon
Friday Night Uptown! June 10th Elvis Impersonator 6-7pm Lee Gant Country Music Artist 7-10pm Food Trucks: Fuller Flavor, Guelaguetza, Rolling Oasis July 15th Pandora Effect 6-9pm Food Trucks: Slap Happy’s, Guac and Roll, Miller’s Ice Cream August 5th North to Nashville 6-9pm Food Trucks: 3 Flame BBZ, Roadside Lunchbox, Layla’s Sweet Treats
Daddy Daughter Dance “Butterfly Kisses” June 18th 6-8pm @ the Community Center, 230 Cemetery Rd. OX Roast Dance September 3, 7-pm @ Garrett Park
Fishing Derby Dates: May 7th 10am-12pm June 11th 5pm-7pm June 19th 10am-12pm All derbies are held at Krazy Glue, located at 1450 W. Main St, West Jefferson OH 43162