The Town of Millet recently held their annual open house on May the 19th, 2015 and various updates, upcoming events, and planned projects for this year were shared.
The Town of Millet anticipates the completion of several new projects this year. One highlighted project includes the continued renovations to the Millet Lions Memorial Campground that will consist of 70 campsites with hookups, a playground, volleyball and horseshoe, and the addition of more washrooms, showers and fire pits, all for the 2016 camping season. For now, the campground is open this summer for tent and RV camping without power. Millet will also soon see repairs and upgrades to the Agriplex, road construction on 49th street, asphalt overlays, and bridge renovations throughout Millet’s trail system. The Town of Millet is also hoping to have the regional waterline up and running soon.
Many organizations in our community are celebrating special anniversaries this year, including 20 years of annual soccer tournaments for the Millet & District Soccer Association, 80 years for the Millet Curling club, 20 years for Millet in Bloom, and 35 years for Millet & District Arts and Crafts Guild.
Millet & District Soccer Association is making this year’s annual tournament huge, and you are invited to participate in and celebrate this special anniversary from June 13th-14th, 2015. Registration for the tournament is open until May 29th, and if you want to be involved and help out, call 780-352-7660. You are also welcome to come out to watch and cheer on the U8-U18 teams from all over Alberta at the Pipestone Soccer Fields and the Paul Pay Soccer Fields over that weekend, as there will also be activities for kids and lots of snacks and drinks available.
The Millet Food Bank has asked for more volunteers to help stock shelves, check dates, and assemble and hand out food hampers as the need for hampers has been much greater in our community as of late. The average number of hampers given out each month has increased from four to twelve within a matter of a couple months. The food bank is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 am to 1 pm, and is always accepting donations which can be dropped off during their open hours, or in bins which can be found at Fresh Market, Mullen Insurance, Rexall, This That & Everything, and Millet’s town office.
Millet’s ‘Citzens on Patrol’ program will soon be returning to Millet as a result of increasing reports of mischief and vandalism. During patrol shifts, volunteers will be on the look out for criminal activity around Millet and report any activity to the RCMP. Anyone who is interested in getting involved in the program is asked to call 780-387-4619.
Do Something magazine, a magazine written by and for youth and distributed to junior and senior high schools throughout five communities near Millet, is holding an Open House at their new office location at 5104-50th street in Millet. Come out anytime from 6-8 pm on June 10th, 2015 to register for summer programs and meet the youth volunteers with the magazine. The office will be soon be open for everyone to visit and submit articles, art, photos, and more.
There are currently many ways to get active in our lively community, as there are dozens of other exciting events and programs going on throughout the summer. To see everything happening for families and individuals of all ages, check out the Town of Millet’s website for the community calendar and event brochures, www.millet.ca.