NOTES FROM CITY HALL — OCTOBER, 2013 — HAPPY HALLOWEEN
The Elysian Area Chamber of Commerce along with several area businesses, are sponsoring the fifth annual "ELYSIAN SPOOK TRAIL". Starting at 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. the "Spook Trail" will be open. You may enter the trail anywhere between Tucker's Tavern and The Wilderness.
This looks like it is shaping up to be great fun especially for those "little ghosts and goblins". Candy will be given out along the trail. Hot dogs, chips and water will be given out at Tucker's Tavern, which is located at the East end of the Trail. A big "Thank You" to Jane and Tanya owners of Tucker's Tavern for their generous donation to the Elysian Chamber of Commerce and the "Spook Trail" for all the hot dogs and buns. Food is available between 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Do not miss this fun event!! The trail is even better this year. Donations toward candy is welcomed and can be placed in the numerous cans located at various businesses. For information or to volunteer, call Chuck Jamerson at 267-4260 or City Hall at 267-4708. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT OR WHOM YOU SHALL MEET ON THE "SPOOK TRAIL".
Fall Food Shelf Trick or Treat — Sunday, October 27th. — 3:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m. Youths from Boy/Cub/Girl Scouts, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Trinity Lutheran Church, and Evangelical United Methodist Church will be collecting food items or cash donations for WE Share Food Shelf located in Elysian. Every $1 you donate = $3 of value at the food bank.
ELYSIAN AREA LIBRARY ANNUAL FUND RAISER — DAD'S BELGIAN WAFFLE BREAKFAST — Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the American Legion Club Rooms-8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Great Waffles and Silent Auction. Anyone wishing to donate a silent auction item, please leave at the Elysian Area Library. Bring the family, free will offering at the door. Help support your Library.
November 23rd. — American Legion Auxiliary Holiday Garage Sale with Bake Sale, coffee, rolls, and lunch are available. Elysian American Legion Club rooms starting at 8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Shop and have coffee with your neighbors and stay for lunch.
December 7th. — Shopping with Mrs. Claus — Sponsored by the Lake Area Women. It will be held at the Elysian Area Learning Center, formerly the Elysian Elementary School, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with a free breakfast provided by the Elysian Firefighters for all children ages 2 through 3rd. grade, their parents, and grandparents. Children are invited to shop for gifts for their parents, sisters, brothers, and grandparents. Santa will also be present. Also, a holiday bake sale will be available. Have your picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Thanks to Nu Chek Prep for their generous donation of the goodie bags for each of the children. All proceeds from the event go to provide community activities and beautification. Shopping with Mrs. Claus is only for families with children through third grade.
Elysian Holidazzle Parade, Saturday, December 7th. sponsored by the City of Elysian and volunteers of the Elysian Horizons Group - Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. All units will be lit with holiday lights. A donation truck will be in the parade for collection of food, clothing, or cash donations for the WE Share Food Shelf. Please bring items to the truck as it passes by you. Holidazzle benefits the local Food Shelf, the Library, and the Giving Tree. For more information and registration, click on web site www.elysianhorizonsgroup.com or www.elysianholidazzleparade.com or call Megan James at 507-380-2689.
Fire Department Bingo on Saturday, December 7th. at the Elysian Fire Hall following the Holidazzle Parade. Let's help support the local Fire Department.
December 5th. — American Legion Post #311 — Wine Tasting and Silent Auction — from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets will be available in the community. Each person will receive a free wine glass and each lady will receive a corsage.
December 12th. — Annual Community Holiday Open House. The entire community is invited to attend. Also, a special invitation to all volunteers who help out in any capacity in the community, are invited to attend as a "Thank you" for the good works that you do. Starting at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Club Rooms. The event is sponsored by the Elysian Area Chamber of Commerce.
Good Food and holiday sweets are on the menu. Coffee will be provided; drinks may be purchased from the Legion Club. Stop for a few minutes or stay a while.
Holiday Lighting Contest: The Elysian Area Chamber of Commerce will again be sponsoring the Holiday Lighting Contest — Residential and Business— Judging will be held on December 21st. Contest winners will receive: First Place - $50; Second Place - $25; and Third Place - $10.00 in Elysian Dollars for both Residential and Businesses.
Giving Tree — Tree is located at Elysian City Hall — The tree will be up with cards on the tree by November 15th. and gifts must be returned to the tree by December 12th. Cards may be picked off the tree, a gift is purchased and then the gift is returned to the tree. Anyone knowing of someone with a need please contact Pat Nusbaum at 507-317-0532. Those purchasing the gifts do not know for whom they are buying and persons receiving the gifts do not know who gave the gift. Gifts will be delivered starting December 20th. The Giving Tree is sponsored by the Elysian Area Chamber of Commerce. Anyone knowing of a person or a family needing a little boost this holiday season, please call. You will remain anonymous.
REMEMBER: Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Club Rooms, BINGO sponsored by the Horizons Group. Cash Bingo with proceeds going to community endeavors to include the Elysian Library, WE Share Food Shelf, Fire Department, School programs, and the Giving Tree. (There will be no bingo on Friday, November 22nd..)
Watch for Grand Opening in November — Lake Area Club House — 117 Main Street East. This will be an activity center with a meeting room with kitchen for public and private use.
There is no open burning at any time in the City of Elysian, pursuant to State Statute.
Reminder: Anyone with pets and who take them for a walk in the community, please remember to take a bag along and pick up their feces. City of Elysian Animal Ordinance states that animal feces cannot be deposited on private property of another person.
Brush and leaf pile located at the sanitary sewer pond off of County Road 14, north of the City, is open. The schedule of open hours will be: Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. Only brush, small branches, less than 3 inches in diameter and leaves may be dropped off at the site. This service is available to only citizens of the City of Elysian. Brush pile will be open (weather permitting) until final day, Saturday, November 23, 2013.
Water hydrants will be flushed monthly on the third Thursday beginning in April until the weather turns cold. Dates of flushing: November 21, (if weather allows).
If you notice a street light that is out or not working properly, please call City Hall 507-267-4708. Please be prepared to give the address of the house closest to the light and the closest intersecting street.
REMINDER: Call Gopher State One Call at 1-800-252-1155 to have underground utilities located prior to doing any digging.
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