Three ways to get involved on Monday

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

There's no shortage of opportunities to make a difference in a small town. It's tough if you don't know where to look, though. Here's what's going on in your town today:

The City of Sand Springs is inviting anyone and everyone to join the council Monday evening from 6-7 p.m. at City Hall for the annual City Budget Fair. "(The event) is a great opportunity to give input on the 2017 Fiscal Year Budget and get educated on the budget process," says the City Facebook page.

A Facebook post from Charles Page High School teacher and basketball coach Dustin Morrow is currently circulating the web, asking for community involvement in the future of our athletics programs. The message is as follows...

"Parents of Athletes and concerned members of the community:

Rod Sitton, the assistant principal at the high school, is hosting a meeting Monday, January 25th at 6 PM in the high school library to gauge the interest in forming a Sand Springs Athletics Foundation. With budget cuts heading our way, it is imperative that we as a community are proactive in facing the challenges to come. Sand Springs Athletics is having one of the greatest years in our history. It is impossible to continue this success unless we invest in the future of our athletic programs. PLEASE spread the word and make plans to attend this very important meeting. THANK YOU AND GO SANDITES!!!"

Another way you can help our schools is to visit the Book Fair fundraiser being held in the performing arts building at CPHS on the upper level. The fundraiser will directly benefit Senior Celebration, an annual post-graduation lock-in held at Case Community Center to provide a safe drug/alcohol-free environment for our graduates to celebrate in. The sale will take place from 3-6 p.m. Monday afternoon, and 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. Tuesday.