Winter has finally relinquished its icy grip and we in the City of Menasha are ready for a great summer filled with fun activities. Midwest Sunsplash, Bazaar After Dark, Twisted Pistons, and the Farm Fresh Market will be returning downtown following the reconstruction of Main Street. Jefferson Park will host the Fox Valley Food Truck Rally, Seafood Fest, Jazz Fest, and Community Fest, as well as family sailing and a Dive-In Movie. New this year, the Fox Valley Force, a semi-pro football league, will be playing at Calder Stadium in May, June, and July.
An outpouring of generosity with donations from around the state allowed the Twin Trestles of Loop the Lake to be built throughout the winter. We’ll be celebrating with a ribbon cutting and activities around the entire 5K loop on June 23rd. You will also see a new playground at Koslo Park this summer and upgrades to Hart and Shepard Parks, giving us all more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
With Spring comes spring yard work, City Spring Clean Up yard waste collection starts April 9th and runs through April 20th. Check the Horizon Newsletter for more details. Be sure to put your yard waste in biodegradable bags or containers.
Finally, I’d like to congratulate the Menasha Police Department, one of only 41 agencies statewide, who was unanimously granted accreditation from WILEAG in December. The accreditation is a highly prized recognition in law enforcement and verifies that our department meets or exceeds statewide standards and has policies to ensure the utmost accountability to our residents.