‘Fire on the Mountain’ scheduled for July 4

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

By Haley Schichtl


The “Fire on the Mountain” July 4 fireworks show on Saunders Heights will be held this year, Mayor Tim McKinney said at the June 16 meeting of the Berryville City Council.

“We figured that would be a good chance for everyone to sit in their yards,” McKinney said. “We’re going to encourage no large gatherings.”

In other business, McKinney said the Saunders Museum was set to reopen for the season on Monday, June 22.

City council member Linda Riddlesperger said that she applied for and acquired a $15,000 grant for the museum through the Arkansas Humanities Council and the 2020 CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act. She said the grant money will be used for salaries.

Also at the meeting, the council voted to authorize McKinney to apply for the Spay and Neuter Grant Program, which will provide the city resources to spay and neuter strays in the shelter.

“We’d like to use some of this money for education, to try to get people to get their dogs to stop having puppies,” McKinney said. “Animals in our shelter will be able to be spayed and neutered which will make them easier to adopt.”

The grant is through the Arkansas Rural Development Commission, and is a matching grant of $3,000.

The city council’s next regular meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 30.

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