From the mayor’s desk: Meadow Martell

What a beautiful Easter day we were blessed with this year. I could really get used to these mild, sunshiny days! Sunday was also a great day for an easter egg hunt in Jubilee Park. Each Easter Sunday the Illinois Valley Lions Club hides over 3,000 eggs for children to find. Along with the colored hard-boiled eggs they find plastic eggs with coupons for free gifts and toys. There were appearances from the Easter Bunny and Easter Lion, a meet and greet with fire staff and free train rides for kids. Attendees also got the chance to see some of IVFD’s fire engines up close. There are areas staked out for different age groups and there were a lot of kids waiting for the “go search” starting signal. Too many for me to count! It didn’t take very long for them to run around and find all the colored eggs and the special plastic eggs with surprises in them. These kinds of events happen in our community because of all the wonderful volunteers who work together to make Cave Junction a great place to live.
There is a lot happening in Cave Junction and it is going to be a good summer! I was particularly happy to see the great progress on the splash pad and the new playground equipment. Stay tuned. There are plans for other upgrades in the park and downtown.
The other project underway that I am excited about is the library expansion. Although the Illinois Valley library branch is closed for renovation You can still take advantage of library services. Temporary library services are available at the Illinois Valley Senior Center, 520 E River Street, Cave Junction, OR 97523. There is a book drop available Monday–Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can use the on-line catalog to order items (https://josephinelibrary.org/branches/illinois-valley/) and then pick up your order on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Senior Center. The library door and book drop is in the back. I tested it out the other day and it worked fine. I walked away with some new books to read. To stay up-to-date on renovation news you can sign up to receive the monthly email newsletter, or follow along on social media @josephinecommunitylibrary on Facebook and Instagram.
Help keep our community safe and whole. Please report vandalizing. Call 911. The last vandalizer was caught and will be prosecuted.