A Note from Greg
Fall is always a busy time in Springfield, but I wanted to point out a few community events in particular lined up next month that should be fun and unique.
- Oct. 1, the Springfield Police Department and Public Information Department will launch a campaign to increase awareness about domestic violence in our community. Bolstered by a Domestic Violence Task Force convened by SPD, the campaign will include professional development opportunities for those in the line of work handling domestic violence situations, and a public awareness campaign to encourage people to recognize the warning signs and to teach them how to take action. Join us at 2 p.m. at the Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.
- Oct. 2, at Mother’s Brewing Company, (located at College and Grant – part of Route 66’s route through Springfield) we will host a reception to kick off fund-raising efforts for the Route 66 revitalization initiative. We have identified several construction projects within a roadside park to be located on College Street, including a re-creation of the iconic Red’s Giant Hamburg sign.
- Oct. 3, Mayor Bob Stephens will speak at Good Morning Springfield! at 7:30 a.m. at the Springfield Expo Center about some significant community accomplishments and accolades. Stay tuned ... you will be hearing more about this soon!
- Springfield’s third-grade students have been studying local municipal government for several weeks now as part of their regular Social Studies curriculum. Lessons learned in the classroom will come to life at the Busch Municipal Building at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 8, as students embark on a treasure hunt for knowledge of City government. Many of you have participated in this fun event in the past and know this is a great opportunity to get to know some of our young citizens.