This evening the Privateers hockey team plays at the Arena and prior to the game, I will take a few moments to acknowledge the good work done by Parks and Recreation staff in getting the Fairgrounds Arena up and ready for pro hockey in short order.
I will present an adornment of the first puck dropped in a pro game on October 26. The custom mount for the puck was made by city resident Gerry Burkhard who does woodworking at his home.
Tonights ceremony is at 7:15. Prior to that I have a brief meeting with the Board of Directors of the Thompson Park Conservancy to discuss options for the Aviary building.