City manager to apply for Walmart grant


BROOKVILLE — The park board approved a motion to allow city manager Sonja Keaton to begin preparing the application for the Walmart grant the city has received in past years to help fund the Christmas in the Park drive-thru event held annually in Golden Gate Park.

“If we are preceding with Christmas in the Park this year and if you want me to start moving forward on completing the Walmart grant we need to start the process now,” Keaton said.

“Walmart begins reviewing the requests in September because it takes awhile to go through the approval process,” Keaton added.

The Christmas event runs from December through Jan. 1 in the park, located at 545 Upper Lewisburg-Salem Road.

Keaton informed park board members park permits are up $1,546.

“Donations are down a little over $14,000,” Keaton said.

Keaton added the adult softball league and tournament fees are up $3,700 compared to July of 2022.

Keaton said she has the signed agreement from the Brookville Pee Wee football organization for the 2023 season taking place in Golden Gate Park.

“I also have a copy of their certificate of liability insurance, their 2023 schedule, a list of their 2023 board members and their profit/loss statement for 2022,” Keaton said.

Keaton said the pee wees have four home games. The home opener took place on Aug. 19.

The final three home games take place on Sept. 16, Sept. 23 and Sept. 30.

Game times are as follows:

• third grade – 1 p.m.

• fourth grade – 2:30 p.m.

• fifth grade – 4 p.m.

• sixth grade – 5:30 p.m.

“They may also have some tournament games. They usually do at the end of the season,” Keaton said.

Keaton informed the park board members several events are planned in Golden Gate Park in the next few weeks.

The events include:

• The Brookville High School annual cross country meet (Sept. 9)

• The Brookville Police Department’s Ghostly Night Out (Oct. 21)

• The Brookville Optimist Club’s pumpkin walk (Nov. 4)

Reach Terry Baver at [email protected].

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