July brings with it a sense of celebration and togetherness. First and foremost, I invite each and every one of you to join us at the highly anticipated Troy Old Timer’s Day on July 8th. This annual event sponsored by the Troy Lions Club has become a highlight of our calendar! It is a time to gather and reconnect with friends, family and neighbors. Also happening is the inaugural Food Truck Night in conjunction with the annual Street Dance. So be sure to bring your appetite to Main Street and enjoy an evening of entertainment!
With the 4th of July just around the corner, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my warmest wishes for a safe and joyous 4th of July celebration. This day marks an important milestone in our nation's history, and it is a time for us to come together as a community and celebrate our freedom and unity.
On this special occasion, let us not forget to express our heartfelt gratitude to our brave veterans who have served and continue to serve our country. Their selfless dedication and sacrifices have ensured the liberties we enjoy today. I encourage all of you to take a moment to reflect upon their contributions and extend your thanks to them whenever you have the chance.
As we celebrate with fireworks and festivities, I would like to remind everyone to be mindful of the potential effects these celebrations may have on some people and our furry friends. The loud noises of fireworks can trigger post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans who have served in the military.
Let us be considerate of their well-being and keep the noise levels to a minimum in our neighborhoods. It is also important to remember that animals, especially our pets, can become anxious and fearful during fireworks displays. The sudden noises can cause distress and lead to them running away or getting injured. Please ensure that your pets are safely secured indoors during any use of fireworks. Let's also keep an eye out for stray animals that may need assistance or shelter during this time.
In addition to considering the well-being of our community members, I would like to draw your attention to the increasing dryness in our weather. As the summer progresses, it becomes crucial to remain vigilant about fire safety. Dry conditions can quickly lead to wildfires, posing a threat to our homes and natural surroundings. I urge you to be cautious with outdoor activities and strictly adhere to local fire safety guidelines. It is equally important to keep your yards and surroundings free from dry weeds and overgrown vegetation, as they can fuel fires and endanger our neighborhoods. By working together and being mindful of these important considerations, we can ensure a safe and enjoyable 4th of July for everyone in our community.
Let us embrace this day with gratitude, unity, and responsibility. Wishing you all a wonderful Independence Day and as always, I am proud to be your mayor!
Mayor Steve Corr
The Troy Community Library will be giving out three to-go STEM activities throughout the summer. The first to-go STEM activity is Owl pellet dissection kits. They will be available at the library starting on June 7th. Supplies are limited; STEM to-go kits will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.