A Note from the Mayor
In the last week or so, the weather has cooled down a little, and fall is officially here! It is time for football games, trick or treating, haunted houses, fall festivals and much more! Whether you enjoy football games, hunting or walks in the woods, you have plenty of options in Maumelle and throughout Arkansas during the month of October, including a chance to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage!
The City of Maumelle is collaborating with Pulaski Technical College, the Little Rock Regional Chamber, and Entergy to celebrate Manufacturing Day 2018 by hosting an exhibit fair at Pulaski Tech’s South Campus on October 5. Regional manufacturers, including Molex, Plastic Ingenuity and Kimberly-Clark, will be providing interactive exhibits throughout the event for middle school and secondary students to learn more about advanced manufacturing opportunities in central Arkansas. This event will introduce students to the opportunities that exist in manufacturing and skilled trades as a career choice and is one of the first steps in bridging the skills gap that currently exists. Students from Maumelle Charter High School, Maumelle High School, and Maumelle Middle School will be participating.
Counting on Each Other (COE) will be hosting the “Find a Treasure Community Garage Sale” October 6, 2018 at the Jess Odom Community Center from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm. COE will also be offering a pancake breakfast and a hamburger/hot dog lunch, as part of the fundraiser. This event raises funds for the Senior Wellness Center’s dental program, which helps pay for expenses related to dental needs for individual seniors, who need assistance. Please support this program and help provide vital dental care. Admission to the sale is FREE! Come help support the Seniors of Maumelle.
The Maumelle Sanitation Department will be picking up bulky items during our annual Fall Cleanup from October 8th through 19th. For more information and neighborhood pickup dates please visit https://www.maumelle.org/DocumentCenter/View/747/2018-Public-Works-Sanitation-Services-Brochure?bidId.
The Maumelle Parks and Recreation Department will host a basketball league for first and second graders. Registration is open until October 18, 2018 or until the maximum number of 80 participants is reached. Coaches and referees are needed for this program. For more information, contact Maumelle Parks and Recreation at 851-6990.
The Maumelle Youth Council will be hosting the annual haunted house and carnival at the Jess Odom Community Center on October 27 and 31 from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Please come out and support our students. The money they raise throughout the year helps fund their trip to the National League of Cities Congressional Conference in Washington, D.C.
This newsletter is designed to help you stay informed about events in Maumelle, both socially and within your local government. Please let me know if you have questions or if there are other items that you would like to have included. I look forward to seeing you at public meetings and hearing your thoughts and suggestions.