Overbrook Overlook: City makes 4th of July plans

Overbrook will be celebrating the 4th of July at the city lake again this year with various activities going on in the park area. The celebration will culminate with a night works display beginning around dark. Donations for the fireworks show are still being accepted and can be made payable to Overbrook Pride and mailed to Overbrook City Hall, PO Box 288, Overbrook, KS 66524 or dropped off at Overbrook City Hall. Donations can also be put in donation cans around town at several locations. Happy 4th of July!

Planning and Zoning

If you are planning new homes, new remodeling projects, home addition, new fences, or new storage sheds, this spring or summer, check with City Hall, 785-665-7328, to ensure that your project is in compliance with the current city zoning ordinance. Most projects of this kind require a building permit before construction or renovation begins. The city clerk or the city zoning administrator can provide information about zoning requirements.

Overbrook Police Department

School is out and the weather is great. This means kids are out riding their bikes, skateboards and scooters. Please be aware that kids do not always pay attention to their surroundings, so be alert for children running in and out of traffic or darting out from behind parked cars. With this in mind, parents, please remind your kids that bike riding, skating or anything of the like is prohibited on the sidewalks downtown. This means both sides of Maple Street between Market and Santa Fe Trail streets. Signs are posted, but we have had several near misses with people coming out of the local businesses. The last thing anybody wants is to have an injury to the rider or to the pedestrian. Thank you and have a great summer. Chief Hollingsworth

Pool is open …

And the water is nice. Swim lessons, water aerobics, family or babysitter passes, and the swim team provide plenty of opportunities for using the pool. Reserve the pool for your very own private party. Register for activities at the pool. Remember that July 4th is a free swim day. For more information call Ann Fawl at 785-640-0570 or city hall at 785-665-7328.

Thanks for the posies!

A big thank you goes out to the volunteers from PRIDE and the Overbrook Bible Church, who planted the pretty petunias downtown, and thanks to the watering crew, too. Take a stroll downtown and enjoy their fine work. Citizens appreciate their effort and the beautiful colors.

Patrons test brain power at Overbrook Library

Trivia Night at the Overbrook Public Library is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 14, in the lIbrary’s community room. Everyone is encouraged to bring a team of 5-8 people or come alone and you’ll be added to a crew. The winning team will receive a prize. Trivia Night is free to the public. Bring your own treats; bottled water will be provided.

Summer reading program

Overbrook Public Library summer reading program began this week with a kickoff party, but the fun continues through July 31, 2018. Summer readers are encouraged to register immediately to start tracking their reading and earning prizes. The summer reading program is open to readers from three years old through eighth grade.

All summer reading events begin at 10 a.m. in the Overbrook Library community room. Snacks will be provided.

  • Tuesday, June 12 – Alan Cunningham, music
  • Tuesday, June 19 – Movie day
  • Tuesday, June 26 – Mad Science
  • Thursday, July 12 – Laughing Matters – juggling, magic and more
  • Tuesday, July 17 – Build-a-band craft day
  • Tuesday, July 24 – Topeka Zoo
  • Tuesday, July 31 – End of summer reading ice cream party

Friends of Library book sale

The Friends of the Overbrook Library book sale will be held July 25-28 during library hours. The 27th and 28th will be bag sales. Book donations would be appreciated. Please bring your donations to the library during library hours. All proceeds are used to support the library.

Volunteers sought for Veterans Memorial upkeep

The Veterans Memorial Committee is looking for any group, club, organization or business to help keep the Veterans Memorial looking nice. Would you be able to work one week at watering and pulling weeds? This is a great opportunity to help in your community and take pride in doing something to show our veterans we care about them. Call Joanne Allen at 785-221-7305 if interested. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Information thanks to Overbrook City Hall.

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