Summer is such a great time of year. We have the opportunity in the Summer to spend time outside enjoying the weather and outdoor activities with our family, friends and neighbors.
Summer also brings numerous community events. In the Summer, more than any other time of year, I have the privilege of attending events, meeting you and bringing you the message of how Wayne Township helps the citizens of our community.
Our Summer season always starts with the Waynedale Memorial Day Parade. The Waynedale Parade is special to me because it honors our veterans and because it was my first parade after being elected Trustee.
This Summer, we have taken part in the Great America Clean-Up, Three Rivers Festival Parade and had our own Bike to Work Day and Cancer Walk to raise money for Relay for Life. Most recently, I attended the National Night Out event in Packard Park, an event designed to heighten awareness about preventing crime in our community.
We have numerous events still on our calendar for the rest of the Summer. Some of the events coming up during the rest of this month are the South Side Block Party on August 15 at the League for the Blind, the Black Expo on August 22 and an event you definitely should not miss, the Waynedale Picnic on August 29.
The Waynedale Picnic is a wonderful community event in Waynedale Park. It begins at 10 a.m., and offers free food, games for the children and informational booths, along with socializing with neighbors. The Wayne Township Trustee’s Office will have a booth, and some of our staff and clients will be helping out with the many tasks that need to be completed to make the picnic a success. Please plan to visit us at our booth at the Waynedale Picnic.
Additional information about community events in which my office is involved or supports can be found on the calendar on our new website, www.waynetownship.org. Pictures on the home page of our website highlight some of the events my office has participated in already this Summer.
I was very disappointed to learn that the Postal Service has recommended closing the Waynedale Post Office. The Waynedale Post Office offers efficient, friendly service vital to our community and is the only full-service Post Office in the south part of Wayne Township.
Without the Waynedale Post Office, the entire Waynedale community will have to use the Downtown Post Office. Not only is Downtown already very busy, it is a long way to go for persons who don’t have cars. And, it is inconvenient and uses extra gas for those who have vehicle transportation.
Hopefully, before any action is taken, we will have the opportunity to voice our opinion about the recommendation regarding closing our Post Office. I will keep you up to date on any additional information I learn about the proposed closing.
I hope to see you at the Waynedale Picnic or another community event. Have a great August.
Richard A. Stevenson, Sr.
Wayne Township Trustee