Parker News in a Hurry - March 28
Families invited to Easter egg hunt
Bright colors and excited giggles will soon fill O’Brien Park.
Crossroads Community Church, Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Parker Christian Center and Redeemer Presbyterian have scheduled their fifth annual free Easter egg hunt for 10 a.m. March 30.
Hundreds of plastic Easter eggs scattered across a field vanish within minutes as children dash around and grab as many they can. Most of the eggs are filled with candy, but a few contain tickets that can be exchanged for a prize.
The hunt for those ages 5 and below starts at 10:30 a.m. and the hunt for kids 6 and older begins at 11 a.m. Prizes, Easter eggs, snacks and a few other surprises are in store.
Council awards high-dollar contracts
Parker Town Council approved four contracts earlier this month worth nearly $1.2 million.
The set of agreements, approved with the consent agenda during the regular meeting March 4 at town hall, includes a $631,700 contract for town-wide chip seal/slurry work by Foothills Paving & Maintenance Inc. Council also approved a $256,600 agreement with Tsiouvaras Simmons Holderness Inc. to design the Hess Road bridge over Cherry Creek, which is expected to be built in 2014.
Mayor to shave head for charity
Parker Mayor Mike Waid has recruited friends and family to join him as he shaves his head to raise money for pediatric cancer research.
Waid — along with his son, Matthew, and a few local business owners — has been growing out his hair for weeks ahead of the 2 p.m. March 30 St. Baldrick’s “Shave the Mayor” event at the Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center. He asked “shavees” to raise at least $200 each, though many have gone above and beyond that mark. Similar St. Baldrick’s events have occurred in Douglas County, but this is the first one in Parker.
To get involved, call 303-805-9455 ext. 10 or visit www.shavethemayor.com.
Medians to be added to Jordan Road
In January, the Town of Parker opened bids for the construction of the Jordan Road median landscape project.
The project consists of installing landscaping within the medians of Jordan Road between Lincoln Avenue and E-470. Concrete flatwork and lighting work is complete. Construction will commence before the end of March and is scheduled to be completed in May. Town council budgeted $300,000 for median lighting and landscaping projects in 2013.
Anyone with questions about the Jordan Road median project should contact the Town of Parker Public Works Department at 303-840-9546.