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Mayors message June 2024


Mayors message June 2024

It is with great sadness I report the untimely passing of our Huntsville Town Treasurer, Sheree Evans.

Sheree was not only an incredible worker and recipient of the employee of the year in 2022, she was also an extremely sweet lady and friend to all.

Sheree often sacrificed her own needs and well being to help others. She has been plagued with health problems the past couple of years and received her most recent setback last fall, after being diagnosed with Leukemia. She was diagnosed on a Thursday, but didn’t tell me, or anyone else in the office, until Monday, even though she had been admitted to the hospital all weekend.

During that time, she had already reached out to our former treasurer, Kay Larrison, and had convinced Kay to fill in and job share for a few months while Sheree was getting treatments. Kay generously agreed. Despite numerous setbacks, Sheree was always positive and was always coming back to work. She even came in several afternoons after receiving treatments earlier in the day.

We will miss her dearly and our thoughts and prayers are with Eric and the rest of Sheree’s family.

Independence Day Celebration

A few years ago, our celebration changed significantly, as many residents felt the event had gotten too big and was a great burden on our residents. Among other popular events, the breakfast, which required 80-100 volunteers, was discontinued. With Covid, our Celebration was scaled back even more.

Post Covid, the celebration has been evolving and a few more events have been added.

This year, we have coordinated with a local event planner, Lindsey Ketcham, to oversee our celebration, with the goal of minimizing the need for volunteers while raising enough funds to fund the day’s events. The breakfast is back, and is being put on by an independent caterer. We also plan to have several inflatable toys for the kids (and those who still think they are kids).

We still have a few areas that could use some volunteers:

Fireworks setup the night before, and tear down the day after.

Town Concession Booth volunteers. Please contact LuAnn Carver @ 801-624-0744 to volunteer to work a 1-2 hour shift in the Ice Shack.

Park Cleanup at 8 am July 5th - the more who help, the faster it goes.

More details will be sent to our email list and posted on our Facebook page, so please make sure you are receiving our emails and seeing our social media posts.

That’s all for now. Thanks for being great neighbors, and have a great July 4th.

Richard Sorensen, Mayor