BY SAMANTHA MAXFIELD
LYMAN – The Lyman town council discussed community events and refurbishing the water tower in the work session Feb. 6, a short business meeting followed.
After discussion and consideration by the council a Sept. 13 date was set for the Truck Pulls at a cost of $10,500.
Other community event ideas included a junior rodeo, a buffalo rodeo, a ranch rodeo and an AQHA horse show.
“Any of these events are great to have, and they are great for our community. But, the Town of Lyman cannot foot the bill every year for this stuff,” said Mayor Andy Hewitt. “I am more than happy as the Town of Lyman to facilitate and help out as much as we can, but people in the community that want that stuff need to step up and go out and get the advertising and take care of it.”
“With the ranch rodeo and the junior rodeo, the Kennedys and the Hickeys did that. We don’t pay anything into it except the time of the employees,” town attorney Thayne Peterson said. “Something like that is possible, but it would take as dedicated a group as they are.”
“We are getting into the habit of just saying okay, we will put the event on,” Hewitt said. “I hate to say that, because it is good for business and good for the communities, but there are plenty of people within the Valley that could step up and help with advertising and funding.”
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