Of the Keizertimes

Hot dogs, backhoes and adoptable pets: what more could a child want?

That and much more will be on hand at the Public Works Fair, taking place Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Keizer Rapids Park.

Jenniffer Warner, Public Works specialist with the City of Keizer, noted since 2005 the event had been held in May in conjunction with Public Works Week and was put on with assistance from the Keizer Fire District.

Last year, the event was moved to August and became focused on Public Works.

“We decided to do it in the summer to take advantage of a better chance of having better weather,” Warner said. “It’s an event for the general public to come, familiarize themselves with our public works services, get some educational information or ask questions. Basically, this event is to outreach and work with the community.”

According to Warner, last year’s event should be a good springboard to a bright future.

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