City State Day this Saturday

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) – The Amarillo community is invited to Grow Amarillo 2022: State of the City Festival September 10.

The event begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m. at Sam Houston Park, located at 4101 Line Ave. The festival will include live music, food trucks, activity booths and free family activities.

“It gives our citizens a chance to come together and learn about different city departments,” says Katt Massey, Beautification and Public Arts Coordinator for the City of Amarillo. “It just bridges a gap for our citizens to meet and see that we are neighbors helping each other.”

The event is Mayor Ginger Nelsons annual State of the City Address, where she updates the community on what’s been happening in the city over the past year.

“Citizens can learn about what’s really going on in the community,” Massey says. “The city is open, we are here for people to come and ask questions. It’s just about creating a face for our citizens.

Some talking points include broadband, garbage, the zoo, and the unidentified Amarillo object.

“In the past it was a little more formal,” Massey says, since the speech was given in Hodgetown last year. “This year we just wanted to open it up and make it more family friendly.”

The event is sponsored by donations from local banks so as not to use taxpayers’ money.

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