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Solon Economist

Fourth of July fireworks over Lake Macbride

SOLON– Celebrate Fourth of July fireworks over Lake Macbride at dark.
The Fourth of July boat parade will start at the Lake Macbride causeway at 4 p.m. Please come and decorate your boat. Rain date is Saturday, July 6.
Donations toward the fireworks are welcome and can be sent to: Mark Ramsey, 1598 Spartan Cir. NE, Solon, IA 52333.

Solon girls basketball camp July 15-18

SOLON– There will be a basketball camp this summer for girls going into fourth through eighth grades next year. The camp will be held July 15 through 18 in the Solon High School gymnasium. The seventh and eighth grade camp will be held from 9 until 11 a.m., and the fourth, fifth and sixth grade camp will be held from 1:30 until 3 p.m.
The camp cost is $50 which includes a T-shirt. Current Lady Spartan coaches and players will be instructing the girls in basketball fundamentals.
Please contact coach Tony Nicol at tnicol@solon.k12.ia.us if you are interested and need a registration form.

Hickory Heights patriotic parade on July 3

SHUEYVILLE– The Hickory Heights development, located south of Shueyville on Lake Manor Road, will hold a family-friendly patriotic celebration Wednesday, July 3. Come and be in the parade or bring a lawn chair and watch the excitement. All are welcome. Staging begins at 5:30 p.m. and the parade starts at 6 p.m. Stay afterward to enjoy food vendors such as Wild Hogs BBQ and Peppy’s Ice Cream. There will be awards, music and other surprises. Organizers will pass a boot to collect donations for the Swisher Volunteer Fire Department and to show our support for local veterans.

Eighth graders manning Music on Main

SOLON– Eighth grade students planning to go on the educational trip to Washington D.C. in April 2014, are selling concessions at the weekly Music on Main Street events in Solon. Drinks, popcorn and other summertime treats will be available during each week’s performance. All profits and donations will help to defray the cost of the Washington D.C. trip for students.

Martin program June 27 at Solon Old Gold Diner

SOLON– Curious about Martin colonies? Larry Olson will present a program about Martins, their houses, lifestyles and migration on Thursday, June 27, at the Old Gold Senior Dining luncheon in the Solon United Methodist Church. Reserve your meal at 319-624-2251 and join the group for lunch at 11:30 a.m. to enjoy Larry’s talk about Martins.

Siddell appointed chief firefighter

SOLON– For the first time in almost two decades, Solon has a new fire chief.
Bob Siddell, 52, was elected to the post by the fire department’s membership earlier this month and was officially appointed by the Solon City Council at a meeting June 5.
A 29-year member of the Solon Fire Department, Siddell has spent most of his life in Solon, having moved here at the age of six. Since 1996, he served as first assistant chief.