Troy Talk - August 2022


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This year, the Troy Summer Youth Program was filled with indoor and outdoor activities led by co-directors Isaiah Raasch and Katelyn Hunter. The children enjoyed multiple field trips, many of which were made possible by our generous sponsors.

Thank you to all the wonderful assistants and our amazing Bus Driver Britney Woolverton. We would also like to thank everyone that donated at the Car Wash fundraiser, the Dunk Tank at Troy Days, and the 50/50 raffle. The 50/50 raffle winner this year is Nicole Sutton with a grand total of $667.50!


 

The Troy Lions would like to thank the following merchants for supporting our OTD Raffle and Auction. Because of their generosity, we will be able to return almost $2000 to the Troy community in the way of scholarships, grants and projects. Please make a point to support and thank the following:


Latah Printing, Got Junk, Burnt Ridge B&B, The Beauty Shop, In Touch Massage, Strom Electric, Back Porch Antiques, Sunset Mart, Idaho Cedar Sales, Troy Motors, Idaho Ice, The Filling Station, Dido Upholstery, Leachman Logging LLC, Idaho Central Credit Union, Spence Hardware, Spring Valley Tree Farm, Latah Credit Union, The Potting Shed, Marketime Drug, Haarr Excavation, and North Idaho Crushing. Their continuing support is a show of confidence in our community and Our Future/Our Youth.

 

Troy Old Timers Day was a huge success this year. Thank you to the Troy Lions for organizing it and Thank you to the City of Troy for sponsoring the band for the street dance. We look forward to next years celebrations! We would also like to thank HANGAR 180 for providing Troy with a Flyover!


The Aircraft flown by Gary Peters was a 1941 North American P64 fighter. Also, thank you to the Idaho Army National Guard & Staff Sergeant John Bake of Troy for providing the City with the static display of the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle.


The Bradley came from Bravo Company, 116th Combat Engineers out of Moscow Armory and was crewed by Sergeant Dylan Hoagland of Moscow, Staff Sergeant Tyrell Hanson of Genessee, and Staff Sergeant John Bake of Troy.

 

THE MUSIC MAN: Great staging, Very Entertaining

& Utterly Delightful

This year's summer musical "The Music Man" was outstanding! Ithad it all! Great story, festive costumes, dancing, and lots of music & singing! Throughout this high-energy performance, the cast displayed amazing talent and charisma. Thank you to the Troy Arts Council and the Troy Community theater for this phenomenal production.


Thank you to the directors Abigail Rebekah Shown, Sam Shown, and Isaiah Raasch and all the cast members for the countless volunteer hours to make such a wonderful performance!
 

August is what we call the dog days of summer. The weather is gloriously warm, the gardens are lush with vegetables ready to pick, and the parks and beaches are packed with people enjoying the last few weeks of summer.


August is such a blissful month, isn’t it? It is a time to relax and recharge for the coming school year and the impending fall season. We’re not quite ready to drink pumpkin-spiced lattes in August, so we’ll stick to our iced tea and coffee for now, thank you very much! So let’s take a look at the weird & wonderful days in August!


  • August 9th – Book Lovers Day.

This is the golden age of television and I like a good TV show as much as the next person. But most of your favorite shows got their ideas from books, either with pictures or without. If you’re not a big reader, then invest in some comics (but call them “graphic novels” so you sound grown-up). Today we celebrate the book, in all of its beautiful and weird forms.

  • August 13th – Left-Handers Day.

My personal favorite! Approximately 10% of the world’s population is left-handed. Left-handed people have trouble using right-handed tools (true story), which has led to a lot of discrimination from the time of the Industrial Revolution onwards, when tools and machines were mass-produced for right-handed people. Today, we should strive to acknowledge the inconveniences and hardships suffered by the left-handed people in our lives.

  • August 21st – Senior Citizen’s Day.

Honoring the older generation is what it’s all about. It’s up to you how you’re going to honor them. You can send them gifts, write them poems, send them greeting cards, or cook their favorite meals for them. We need to remind them that their milestones in life will live on through our memories.

  • August 27th – Just Because Day.

You get to make the rules today, and the reason? Just because.

Why didn’t you clean your room? Just because.

Why did you spend all of your money on marshmallows? Just because.

This day started out as a holiday of the Goodwin family in the 1950s, but it grew into a fully grown holiday, just because.

Perseid Meteor Shower

August is often a wonderful month for star gazing! It’s the month of the Perseid meteor shower, which is one of the most prolific showers and reaches its maximum between August 11 and 13. This year, however, the best of the Perseids occurs at the same time as the full Moon, which means that the Moon’s brightness will likely wash out many of the “falling stars!” Luckily, you can still see the Perseids even if they’re not at their peak. The shower continues until August 24, so you have enough time to plan to watch nature's miracle and make it fall within your schedule, fitting with suitable weather conditions of course!

 

LIBRARY NEWS

The 2022 Summer Reading Program (SRP) has wrapped up. Thank you to everyone who

participated; we had a good turn out this year! We had some fun events at the park and

I loved hearing about all your SRP adventures. Congratulations to everyone who won a prize from the drawing. Reptile Man and Radical Rick were our most popular SRP events this summer. These events were made possible by a grant from the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) Summer of STEM project. Thank you ICfL! There is not much happening at the library in August but stay tuned for future programming coming to the library this fall. Storytime will be returning to the Troy Community Library in September.

If you have questions about anything happening at the library this month, please call Michelle Sturdy at 208-835-4311 or email troy@latahlibrary.org

 

Noxious weeds are a problem in our region with the most common being the Canada thistle and Morning Glory. A lot of people don't know what noxious weeds are and oftentimes they look like pretty flowers. Idaho has designated noxious weeds as harmful, and currently there are 64 species on the state's watch list. It is important that noxious weeds do not get out of control and hop to other yards. They can spread easily, and eradicating them would then be hard. Troy Code 7-4-2 requires residents to destroy noxious weeds on their premises.

 
 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - PROPOSED BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022-2023 (FY 23) CITY OF TROY, IDAHO

A public hearing, pursuant to Idaho Code 50-1002, will be held for consideration of the proposed budget for the fiscal year from October 1, 2022, to September 30, 2023. The hearing will be held at City Hall, Troy, Idaho at 5:00 p.m. on August 24, 2022. All interested persons are invited to appear and show cause, if any, why such budget should or should not be adopted. Copies of the proposed City budget in detail are available at City Hall during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays). City Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities. Anyone desiring accommodations for disabilities related to the budget documents or the hearing, please contact the City Clerk, (208) 835-2741 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.

 

Burn Permits are required from MAY 10 to OCT 20 every year for the burning of trash, lumber, yard waste, straw, papers or any other combustible material . Permits are FREE and can be obtained at City Hall. If you would like more info, please call 208.835.2741Open burning is allowed for garden waste, tree trimmings, and brush only. ( City Code 3-5-6)


 

NOTICE: If at any time you notice recycling bins full or almost full please let City Hall know by calling 208.835.2741 We truly appreciate it ♥

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