April 18, 2018

The executive committee met on Tuesday this week because of tonight’s Plan Commission meeting (see below). Consequently, this week’s Thursday Blast is coming to you on Wednesday.

PLAN COMMISSION MEETING
     A big turnout is needed at the Whitley County Plan Commission’s meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, April 18 in the lower level of the Government Building next door to Ball Furniture (220 W. Van Buren St.). An update on the Code Development Committee’s work is on tonight’s agenda, and very few of the commissioners are sympathetic to our concerns, so it’s important that they see firsthand that it’s not just the farming community that cares about the county’s zoning and where CAFOs are permitted.

CANDIDATES FORUM NEXT TUESDAY, APRIL 24
     Invitations have been sent out to next month’s primary candidates to address our group at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, April 25 at the Tri-Lakes Baptist Church (north shore of Shriner Lake). Each candidate will have 3-5 minutes to speak to our mission statement (see below), followed by audience questions. With the primary election coming up in just two weeks (and early voting already underway), this is an important opportunity to hear how candidates would handle such issues as zoning, confined feeding operations and the water quality.

FISH FRY UPDATE/VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
     Please mark your calendar for Saturday, May 19, 4-7 p.m. for the WWM Fish Fry at the Tri-Lakes Lions Club, 2935 E. Colony Ave. We’ll be serving up Gaerte’s fried fish, potato salad, applesauce and desert for $10/meal ($5 kids 6-12 and free for children 5 and under). We’ll also have a bake sale table set up and a 50/50 drawing.
     We need volunteers for a prep day beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, volunteer servers and kitchen help on Saturday and donated bake sale items.
     Email gaillanatm@gmail.com to volunteer or for more information.