WEDC Gift Guide 2022

Council reconsiders July 4 celebration

by | Apr 15, 2021 | Latest

Sachse City Council consid­ered changes to the Red, White & Blue Blast during the April 5 meeting – the first in-person regular meeting since March 2, 2020.

Options for the July 3 cele­bration were initially discussed during the Jan. 19 council meet­ing.

At that time, Dallas County Health and Human Services of­ficials were estimating the vac­cine would not be available to the general public until July.

As a result, Parks and Rec­reation Director Lance Whit­worth presented several options for consideration for the Red, White & Blue Blast. It was recommended by council to provide the fireworks portion of the celebration along with a drive-thru food event.

With the vaccine now widely available to all Texans, the di­rector said he wanted to discuss the possibility of returning to an event closer to what the city has provided in the past.

Whitworth said staff has contacted vendors to determine their availability should the city move forward.

Several vendors, includ­ing the band, petting zoo and Jumperbee – a vendor that rents carnival rides, bounce houses and other items – said they are available should the city decide to move forward with the cele­bration.

The proposed drive-thru food event was not well-received by food vendors, says Whitworth, but added they would be willing to participate in the event at the park.

For the full story, see our April 15 issue or subscribe online.

By Dustin Butler • [email protected]

Veterans

0 Comments

Related News

TIRZ contribution increase approved

TIRZ contribution increase approved

Sachse councilmembers continued two public hearings into the most recent council meeting as it sought input from residents. An increase in the city’s contribution to the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone and a levying of special revenue assessment bonds were the two...

read more
Christmas Extravaganza scheduled Dec. 7

Christmas Extravaganza scheduled Dec. 7

It is once again time for holiday festivities with several cities hosting parades and events throughout the first week of December. In Sachse, the city will host its annual Christmas Extravaganza at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Municipal Complex.  The first...

read more
Police department hosting toy drive

Police department hosting toy drive

A generous initiative organized by a leader in the Sachse Police Department is taking place once again this year. Lt. Steven Doerr began accepting donations of toys Saturday Nov. 26, and he will continue to accept donations through Dec. 10. After he collects all his...

read more
Send a Letter to Santa this Christmas

Send a Letter to Santa this Christmas

If you’re the parents/guardians of elementary school-age children, the News is collecting Letters to Santa again this year. The letters will be printed in the December 22 edition of The Sachse News. Please print out the attached document, have your child write their...

read more
Package service starts Nov. 21

Package service starts Nov. 21

Residents wary of porch pirates this holiday season can opt for a service offering secure storage of their packages while they may be away from their home. For the second consecutive year, the Sachse Police Department is offering a holiday package service that allows...

read more
City staff gets guidance on long-term projects

City staff gets guidance on long-term projects

As a result of a large unassigned fund balance, Sachse city staff provided a list of potential projects the money could be spent on.   Councilmembers received a presentation on the projects during the Monday, Nov 14, regular meeting.  Finance Director...

read more
Sachse High’s Mane Attraction puts on local gigs

Sachse High’s Mane Attraction puts on local gigs

One group at Sachse High School is helping to spread holiday cheer this season by putting on performances at a variety of local venues. Sachse High’s 19-member a cappella group, Mane Attraction, has been preparing for its performances since late October and put on the...

read more
Retired officers lead, serve others

Retired officers lead, serve others

For 103 years, members of one of the nation’s oldest patriotic, nonpartisan veterans service organizations have continued to serve their communities — and their country — with a purpose to “promote patriotism, civic responsibility, public service and leadership in the...

read more
Superintendents highlight ISD successes

Superintendents highlight ISD successes

Local superintendents focused on the excellence of their respective school districts during a luncheon event for local businesses. Garland ISD Superintendent Ricardo Lopez and Wylie ISD Superintendent David Vinson spoke at the Sachse Chamber of Commerce luncheon...

read more