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Sheldon Celebration Days
Date posted - April 9, 2014
Sheldon Celebration Days is our city’s way to showcase our city. It brings a lot of poeple to town and in return, that can be great for our local businesses. I truly believe it is important to have a celebration like this for our city, but does anyone else think that “Celebration Days” is kind of generic?
We used to call it Soybean Days, which probably wasn’t much better. We used to have our highways lined with marigolds. How about bringing back the marigolds and having a Marigold Festival like Orange City has a Tulip Festival. Marigolds are one of the easiest flowers to take care of and they bloom from spring until fall. We could basically paint the whole town yellow and orange with them and make it a sight that people would be willing to travel to see. Plant large beds of marigolds in the city parks. Have a contest to see who can have the best marigold display in their yard and if downtown is going to have all these new planters, how about plant some beautiful marigolds in them. How about having floats decorated with marigolds in the parade?
Does anybody else think that we should come up with a less generic theme for our celebration days? Anybody else have any ideas?