FAIRVIEW — Organizers are gearing up for the annual Fairview City Picnic, hosted by the Fairview Activities Committee.

The event will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the John Q. Hammons Community Center. It includes music, raffles, ice cream and barbecue. Adults are $5, kids 10 and under are $2.50.

“This is open to everyone,” Fairview City Clerk Lorie Heatley said.

The meal consists of chicken, hot dogs (for kids or for those who don’t want the chicken) and choice of two of the following sides: baked beans, macaroni salad or potato salad. The dinner will be inside the community building, and the music will be outside. Bring lawn chairs if you want to sit outside and hear the music.

The proceeds raised will go to a city project.

“This year, the money is going to go toward our streets project,” she said. “The National Guard came in June 27 and all proceeds that we are raising are for that project once they give the go-ahead to do that. So we have funds set aside for that project.”

The project is to address water that floods the streets, so it is not washing their roads out continually.
The National Guard provides the labor and the equipment and city provides the fuel and the material.

No date has been set when the guard will come in to start the project.

For more information on the picnic, call Fairview City Hall at 632-4318.