Events In Monmouth
Monmouth Downhill Derby 2017
It was downhill derby time again on Saturday!
Originally started in 2001 by former Police Chief Gary Morefield, the Downhill Derby provides an opportunity for children to interact with police officers in a positive environment. Over 500 kids have participated since its inception. Sponsors now also include the Monmouth Fire Department, the Monmouth VFW, and the Maple City Street Machines.
Sixty to eighty kids participate in this fun event, which is open to all third, fourth and fifth grade students at Monmouth-Roseville schools and Immaculate Conception School.
South Sunny Lane Road Ribbon Cutting
We had a ribbon cutting for the South Sunny Lane road reconstruction & drainage control project today. This project was primarily funded by the private sector and was a great example of public/private partnership. Contributions from Big River Resources, West Central FS and a local foundation helped us to bring a new and improved road designed for the maximum weight limit of any vehicle.
A.L.I.C.E. Training at United Junior High
Monmouth Police Lt. Joe Bratcher certified teachers at United Junior High on A.L.I.C.E.
The Monmouth Business Council organizes an annual event called Baconfest every August in our downtown. The event draws thousands of people, all flocking to try delicious Smithfield Foods bacon sold by various vendors!
Maple City Cruise Night 2017
Every year in August Maple City Street Machines organizes a great car show. The show attracts visitors from all over the area and the line of cars stretch the length of Main Street!
Lt. Bratcher talks at Harding School
Lt. Joe Bratcher taught A.L.I.C.E. to an awesome group of students and teachers at Harding today. This is part of an ongoing partnership with local school districts to promote safety education throughout all age groups.
Lt. Bratcher was recently on the radio talking about the ALICE program.
A replay of the broadcast can be found here: http://bit.ly/2ydKZ3W