GIRARD — Girard Mayor Kurt Ziegler made two proclamations during the first night of Celebrate Girard’s Thursdays on the Square to celebrate local athletes.
Ziegler proclaimed May as the Month of Lady Trojan Softball for their outstanding season — winning the first ever softball state championship and second title to Girard High School.
For holding 13 state titles in cross country and track, the mayor also proclaimed May 17 as Cailie Logue Day.
“Cailie is the most decorated high school athlete the state of Kansas ever had and is most assuredly the most decorated athlete Girard High School has ever had,” Ziegler said in the proclamation. “She sustained success through relentless work ethic and self discipline and serves an inspiration and model for all of us to strive toward.”
“Girard has always been a supportive community,” Logue said. “That is what I love about Girard.”
There were 19 vendors and a live band called Living Faith, from Living Faith Church of the Nazarene, at the first Thursday on the Square. The event takes place the third Thursday of each month June through August.
“This year has been good,” Event Organizer Ron Gates said. “There has been a lot more people.”
Vendors included the owner of Smardoian Creative Works Amanda Smardo who sold her spray paintings during the event, Michele McFarland of Damsel in Defense who sold and educated the community on self defense items and 12-year-old Aspen Kalgren who was selling greeting cards as a fundraiser for school.
The next Thursdays on the Square is July 20 and the Area 51 band will be the live entertainment.
— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.