Three Rivers municipal officials on Monday issued a public thank-you to the city of Sturgis for its help with cleanup efforts from the 2012 Water Festival.
According to a Three Rivers news release, after the city’s street sweeper failed to operate over the weekend, Three Rivers DPS crews turned to their counterparts in Sturgis for assistance.
Sturgis sent its own street sweeper and an operator to help clean areas in need following the three-day festival.
Three Rivers officials said without the collaborative help from Sturgis, areas of the city would not be as clean and presentable as they were following the work of the Sturgis street sweeper.
The 56th Three Rivers Water Festival is in the books and event organizers are declaring the three-day celebration a success.
Saturday’s car show, stage performance and fireworks display were met with large crowds, continuing the trend of strong audience participation that started with Thursday’s opening-night parade.
A Friends of Scidmore Park fundraising event, “Kiss the Pig,” raised more than $4,000 and saw Mayor Tom Lowry earn the most votes to follow through on the premise of the campaign.
The Three Rivers Lion Club will provide free vision screening for people of all ages Friday and Saturday afternoons, during the Three Rivers Water Festival.
The screenings will take place near L. A.’s Coffee Café, on West Michigan Avenue, starting at 1 p.m.
Infants through children age 5 are seated on a parent’s lap and photographed with a vision screener, which can detect indications of eye diseases. Parents will be notified of the results immediately and any possible need for further evaluation.
Children age 6 through adults are screened, using a device similar to that used for driver’s license testing, to detect vision problems that are recommended for evaluation by an eye-care professional. Results of the screening for this age group are provided immediately.
Vision screening is a service provided by the Three Rives Lions Club.
Organizers of the 56th annual Three Rivers Water Festival have announced the Three Rivers-based Gray’s Community Band will perform on closing day of the three-day festival.
The band has been booked to perform 3 to 4 p.m. June 16 at the rear of Scidmore Park.
Parking for the free concert is along Spring Street.
Members of the Three Rivers Water Festival organizing committee have announced that Carnival Midway Ride Armbands are on sale now for a discounted rate.
The $12 cost represents a $4 savings and are available at the reduced rate while supplies last.
Wristbands may be purchased at the Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce, Harding’s grocery store or Hoffman Street Grocery.
Schmidt Amusements is featuring two new rides this year. The carnival opens at 4 p.m. June 14 and runs through June 16.
Armbands are good for one day.
Organizers of next month’s Three Rivers Water Festival parade wish to remind that the deadline for parade entrants is Friday.
The parade’s theme is “Ahoy, TR,” with an emphasis on pirates, lakes and boating, event organizers said.
Applications for prospective participants may be picked up at the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce. No late or day-of entries will be allowed.
The parade will take place at 7 p.m. June 14. Rain date is June 15.