Overbrook Overlook: City plans annual fishing derby for Saturday, Sept. 12

Plans are underway for the Steve Cross Memorial Kids’ Fishing Derby at Overbrook. The Overbrook’s Park and Rec Committee, Overbrook Rotary, Overbrook Community Foundation, and Overbrook PRIDE are again sponsoring the annual fishing derby for kids, toddlers to fisherkids up to age 16, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at the Kid’s Fishing Pond. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for age groups l (pre-K and younger), 2 (kindergarten and first grade), and 3 (second and third grade) and they will fish 9-9:45 a.m.; age groups 4 (fourth-sixth grade) and 5 (seventh grade through age 16) will fish 10:15-11:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 10 a.m. An adult should accompany all children ages 10 and under.

OPR is grateful for the support our local and national businesses give to this event and for the Rotary Club volunteers who run the derby. Additional volunteers are needed this year. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to contact Overbrook City Hall.

Overbrook Police Department

Overbrook Police Department is reminding everyone that Santa Fe School District is back in session. In Overbrook, the school zone times are 7-8 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. , and school zone speed limits are strictly enforced. Drivers are also reminded that near Overbrook Attendance Center, Oak Street between Seventh and Eighth streets is permanently closed to through traffic, except for authorized vehicles. Everyone is asked to help keep Overbrook children safe as they travel to and from school.

Soccer and Cornhole League signups

The deadline for soccer signups has been extended to Monday, Sept. 7. The sign-up deadline for the Cornhole League has been extended a week also. Signup sheets for both are available at city hall and at ovcrbrobkks.com.

CDBG-CV grant update

The grant application window for businesses within the Overbrook city limits to apply to the city for CDBG-CV grant opportunity to help with expenses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic runs during the month of September. Any Overbrook business that has not received a grant information packet, is asked to contact city hall.

Farmers market

The last official farmers market day will be Monday, Sept. 7, however, many of the produce marketers will continue selling their produce on each Monday through October.

Grocery survey

The city and a committee of volunteers are seeking input on the viability of a grocery store in Overbrook. All interested citizens are asked to complete the survey and return it to city hall by the end of September.

Citywide garage sales

Overbrook PRIDE is planning fall citywide garage sales for Overbrook this year, Saturday, Sept. 26, with some sales also scheduled for Friday, Sept. 25. Food vendors are expected to be available, too. Restrooms for the city’s visitors will be available at Casey’s and at City Lake.

Tree limb pickup

To get ready for citywide garage sales, the city is offering tree limb pickup Saturday, Sept. 19. Overbrook Rotary Club and PRIDE volunteers will pick up limbs that are left curbside throughout the city 9 a.m. to noon. Limbs must be cut to a manageable size and stacked at the curb. Anyone planning to burn leaves should check with city hall to ensure there is no currenty burn ban.

For more information, contact Overbrook City Hall at 785-665-7328.

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