As summer ends, we still have many exciting events planned. On September 7th, we have our final Osborne Park Sunset Concert. We are delighted to hear our community is enjoying these concerts. Food Truck Sunday is September 11th. Several food trucks will line River Street from 12 pm – 5 pm. Come for lunch or dinner, or both! Entertainment in the gazebo from The Pop Tarts. On September 17th, Relay for Life of Lake County will be at Wes Point Park, helping the American Cancer Society fund lifesaving research, patient services, and education initiatives that have helped so many. A link to participate can be found on our website. The 10th Annual Downtown Willoughby 5K is Sunday, September 18th. Over 1000 runners and walkers will gather in Downtown Willoughby to support Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
Last month, lifeguard teams from Mentor, Chardon, Wickliffe, and Willoughby, competed for bragging rights and the coveted Lifeguard Olympics Cup. The Lifeguard Olympics competition consists of multiple events that mimic actual rescues and tests each group’s speed, strength, and teamwork. We are proud to announce that Willoughby took home the cup with one of our teams finishing first and our other team finishing second in this year’s competition. In addition to showing the skill and dedication of our team members, our one-two finish reflects the hours of training all our lifeguards do each year to stay prepared.
As we transition to our fall events, we are excited to start with the 2nd annual Clambake at Lost Nation Golf Couse on Saturday, October 1st, from 5 pm – 8 pm. Dinner will be served at 5:30, and enjoy classic rock favorites from Goin’ Gray during the event. Tickets are available now through our Parks and Recreation Department.
The school year is upon us, and we ask that you be vigilant in our school zones and watch for students walking or biking. Also, please be alert at crosswalks near our schools. Finally, please slow down and follow speed limits in our school zones.
As we enter the fall season, please remember that disposal of grass, leaves or yard waste on public or other private property is not permitted. This is especially important along River Street, where the disposal of materials can cause erosion and damage to our river corridor.
Our summer concerts were a huge success, and we’d love to hear from our residents. We will be creating a community survey for the city website asking for your opinions about our concert venues, the bands, and any other suggestions you have.
As always, please check our website and Facebook page for updates, schedules, and events.