Shirley making plans for Homecoming

At its April meeting, the Shirley City Council made plans for the town’s annual Homecoming, traditionally held in June.

Mayor Johnny Sowell said he had gotten a good deal on a bouncy house and blow-up slide for the event. Cost for both days will be $325. He also said the bands for the nights have been lined up. They will be Doubleshot on Friday and Joel Housley’s band on Saturday.

The council will set prize amounts at its meeting next month for parade float winners. Plans for the 2013 Homecoming will be finalized at the May 13 council meeting.

Also at the meeting, the council also unanimously adopted a resolution to bring its 2012 budget into exact figures.

The council also was told by Margaret Earnhart that some more shingles were coming off the Centennial Museum roof.

Earnhart also said local artist Doris Sexson had agreed to paint a mural of the railroad bridge and old town of Shirley on the south end of the building. The cost of the mural was estimated at $700. It should be completed in time for Homecoming.