Opp City Council meets

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 3, 2003

Like Andalusia, the City of Opp is moving its official Halloween observation away from the traditional date of Oct. 31.

"The official trick-or-treat day is going to be the 30th of October, which is on a Thursday," said Mayor Jerry Boothe at the Monday night meeting of the Opp City Council. He added that the move was largely because of the Andalusia-Opp football game, which takes place in Opp this year.

Boothe said the move was for the safety of the trick-or-treating children. Later, he commented that once before the city had moved the official trick-or-treat date and was criticized for it, but he felt it was the only thing to do this year.

Boothe also announced several other events taking place in Opp this month.

"On Sunday, Oct., 12, from 1 to 3 p.m., there will be an open house for the new Senior Citizen's Center," said Boothe. "It looks mighty good to me., "

He said that the center will be open for senior activities beginning the following Monday.

Boothe reminded the council that Little Big Horn, the city's annual marching band contest, will take place

on Oct. 18.

"It brings a lot of people to town," he said. "They told me today that they had 25 bands registered."

Among those are bands from Andalusia High School, Straughn High School, Florala High School, and Red Level High School. The Troy State University "Sound of the South" will conclude the day long music celebration.

The new City Hall, which is now housed in the renovated old post office, will also have an open house this month. It is slated for Oct. 25, Boothe said, the day of Opp Fest. Opp Fest opening ceremonies are at 9 a.m. and the open house at City Hall will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"People can come in and look around at what we've done," he said.

He also mentioned the Opp Fest talent show, which takes place Oct. 22 at the high school auditorium. People can register up until Oct. 22 and should contact Faye Tisdale.

A visitor from the Opp Chamber of Commerce also attended the meeting and asked members of the City Council to attend the Chamber meeting tonight at 7 p.m. She told the council that two doctors new to Opp would be having an open house Sunday at Mizell from 2 to 4 p.m.