After a long and cold winter, spring is officially here, though it may not feel like it quite yet! There is still snow on the ground, and we are not completely done with the freezing temps. This past weekend, there have been several wrecks on the highways, and this got me thinking about our First Responders. - First responders are the unsung heroes of our society. They put their lives on the line every day to protect us and keep us safe. We owe them an immense debt of gratitude for their courage and dedication. It is important to remember to thank first responders for their service and sacrifice. Showing appreciation can go a long way in helping them feel valued and appreciated, which is especially important during difficult times.
There are many ways to show your appreciation, such as sending a note or making a donation to a first responder charity or organization. Even a simple wave would suffice. Let's not forget the brave men and women who put themselves in harm's way every day - let's take the time to thank them for all they do!
The Public Works Department will soon be ramping up its efforts to ensure that all public spaces and City streets are well-maintained and ready for the summer months. Spring-cleaning is an important part of keeping public spaces in good condition. The Public Works crew plays a key role in making sure that our parks, streets, and other public areas are kept clean and safe for everyone to enjoy. Before we know it Troy Old Timers Day will be here which this year is set for Saturday, July 8th. I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to the Lions for organizing this yearly event. If you would like to participate in the parade or have questions about the event, be sure to reach out to a Lions member or City hall for assistance. As always, it will be a fun-filled day for all to enjoy!
Finally, Easter is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate than with an Easter egg hunt at the park? Be sure to gather your friends and family and head to the park on April 8th to hunt for colorful eggs filled with surprises. I hope you all have a wonderful Easter, and as always, I am proud to be your mayor!
Mayor Steve Corr
What's the Easter Bunny's origin story?
The Easter Bunny's origin story is perfect material for a tall "tail." There are dozens of great Easter books that feature the little fluffer as the main character! It's funny though—we may know why we give something up for Lent, but where this bunny comes from is a bit more of a mystery. Like, how did he start gifting eggs for Easter egg hunts? The fluffy-tailed, floppy-eared cutie is one of the most recognizable figures of the holiday, and you might just want to know where he actually came from. So, the next time you're telling a story over a root beer-glazed ham dinner, consider recounting the history of the Easter Bunny.
Historians believe that early German immigrants brought the story of the Easter Bunny to Pennsylvania in the 1700s, or at least an early iteration of the story. According to History.com, the Germans already had a tradition that involved an egg-laying hare called "Osterhase" or "Oschter Haws.” The settlers' children made small nests for the hare to leave its brightly colored eggs. Slowly, the myth of the egg-laying rabbit and the customs around it spread throughout the U.S., with the bunny eventually delivering chocolates, candies, and small gifts. Kids even left out carrots in case their furry friend needed a snack!
Nowadays, more than 88 percent of American parents lend the Easter Bunny a hand and help prepare Easter baskets for their children. Chocolate bunnies are an especially popular basket filler, with U.S. candy makers whipping up some 91 million for the holiday each year.
THS Class of 2023 is hosting a Troy Alumni Basketball Game Friday Night, May 5th at 6:00 pm. Troy High School Cinco de mayo Dinner will be available for purchase and Raffle Board winner will be announced! We invite the Troy community to come and enjoy a Friday night game, cheer on THS alumni, enjoy a yummy Cinco de mayo dinner and support the Seniors Safe & Sober grad night!!
William Shakespeare Was Born and Died in April
The Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, and died on or about his April birthday at the age of 52 in England in 1616. He may have stolen whole plots and
plot twists from his fellow playwrights and ancient history, but his prose and poetic output is unmatched for originality and complexity. He is still rightly revered today.
This Day In History: APRIL 15, 1912
On April 15, 1912 - In the icy waters off Newfoundland, the luxury liner Titanic with 2,224 persons on board sank at 2:27 a.m. after striking an iceberg just before midnight.
Over 1,500 persons drowned, while 700 were rescued by the liner Carpathian, which arrived about two hours after Titanic went down.
All Vehicles, Campers, Trailers and Boats that have been parked at the City overflow parking lot over the winter need to be moved no later than: MAY 14th, 2022
Troy Lions will be sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, May 10th from 12 PM to 6 PM at the Troy Lions Hall. To register, please sign up at:
The Troy Community Library has some fun things springing up this April! The Hill and Valley Garden Club will be at the library on April 12th from 2-6 pm. They will be helping patrons out with all things gardening. They will have information about composting, pollinators, saving seeds, gardening with native plants, and much more. They will show patrons how to make seed-starting paper pots. They will have plants and seeds available to patrons. If you have plants and seeds you would like to share with others or add to our exchange; please bring them in. This is a free event and is open to all ages.
Julene Ewert will be teaching another art class at the library on April 22nd at 2pm; the first class was full of artsy fun. The class is for adults; however, teens may also attend. Participants younger than 12 will not be allowed. This class is for all skill levels. The library will provide all the supplies needed for participants. You will get to take home a work of art by you – yay you!
Registration for the class is required and will begin on April 5th. The class will be capped at 15 people; preference will be given to people who were not able to take the March class.
The April STEAM Take-home Activity is sun prints. The to-go kits will be available starting April 12th. This activity is geared towards elementary-age kiddos. Supplies are limited, and to-go activities are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Story time is every Thursday at 10:30 am at the library, except on holidays and when otherwise posted.
If you have questions about anything happening at the library this month, please call Michelle Sturdy at 208-835-4311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org