By 1812Blockhouse, 1812AI

The City of Shelby has published its Newsletter for the month of June 2023. Here are several highlights:

From the Mayor

  • Tree City and Bee City: Shelby proudly celebrates its 50th year as a Tree City USA and its first anniversary as a Bee City USA in 2022. The pollinating field at Reservoir #2 is starting to bloom, providing a haven for our pollinator friends.
  • Free Summer Lunches: Shelby Help Line Ministries will be offering free lunches this summer. Available from noon to 1pm for Shelby residents aged 18 and younger, starting June 5th through September 1st.
  • Smiley Avenue Bridge Replacement: A replacement project for the Smiley Avenue bridge, owned by the County, is currently underway. Stay tuned for more details as a completion date has not been set yet.
  • Black Fork Commons Park Construction: With the arrival of Spring, construction has resumed at the Black Fork Commons Park. The outdoor fireplace is taking shape and the Main Street Arch will be erected soon.
  • Shelby Bicycle Days: This exciting event is scheduled for July 7th and 8th. The festivities are set to take place at the Black Fork Common Park area, with fireworks at the former Skiles football field. Stay tuned to the city website for any updates.

Sign up for Notifications

  • Wireless Emergency Notification System (WENS): The City of Shelby uses WENS to convey emergency public service announcements. Alerts are sent via text, email, and voice messages. To sign up, visit the City of Shelby website or the Richland County website. The signup process is simple and free!

Community Gardens

  • Garden plots are available for those interested in gardening. The site includes tools and water. All are welcome to sign up for a garden plot including local charity groups, scouting troops, and churches.

City Wide Clean Up Days “Showing Pride City Wide”

  • The citywide cleanup days are scheduled for June 8th, 9th, and 10th. The drop-off site is the empty gravel lot at the end of High School Avenue. For more details, see the city website.

These are just the highlights! For more information and to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the City of Shelby, be sure to check out the full newsletter available on the City website.

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