By: Amber Kispert-Smith, Woodbury Bulletin
Annual May Fair returns May 17
This weekend sees two days of fun and festivities at the Afton May Fair.
Raptors, home-baked pies, Swedish maypole folk dancers, and much more will be on hand at the 16th annual fair, which is part of the official Minnesota sesquicentennial celebration this year.
For a full schedule of events, visit www.aftonmnarea.com.
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Fourth of July volunteers sought
Want to help make Afton’s Fourth of July Parade a success this year?
Afton Mayor Julia Welter is appealing for adult volunteers to line the route down St. Croix Trail to keep a watchful eye on children as they rush to collect candy from the passing floats.
The appeal comes as the result of concern by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department about the large numbers of kids potentially running in front of float drivers in their haste to pick up candy.
The parade will start from the Afton Marina at noon. Music is expected to follow the parade during the afternoon in the park.
Added sweeping approved
Additional road sweeping to remove excess winter sand will now be carried out in Afton.
The decision was made by city council members at their May 6 workshop meeting, and authorizes city administrator Jim Norman to contract with the road sweeper for additional work on Third Street, 45th Street, 50th Street and Trading Post Trail, at a cost not to exceed $500.
Mower contractor getting a raise
Afton’s ditch mowing contractor will get an extra $5 an hour for his services this year.
The city council members indicated their approval to his request for an increase to an hourly rate of $55 at a May 6 workshop.
Approximately $9,900 is expected to be spent on ditch mowing in Afton for 2008.