MASON CITY — Tom Thoma, candidate for the at-large seat on the Mason City Council, has scheduled a series of “Tailgate Town Halls” meet-and-greets in Mason City parks and two events at Mason City Hy-Vee stores.
“Since it’s physically challenging to do door knocking, I thought, ‘Why not take my campaign to neighborhoods where people can meet in a relaxed setting and discuss the issues?,” Thoma said. “Our parks are beautiful and provide a great setting for just such meetings.
“I hope people will see this as a way to contribute to an agenda to further growth in Mason City by identifying key points of need and interest that we can work together on while continuing the many good things happening. We all have a stake in our community and I’d like to hear some of your terrific ideas.”
“Look for my blue pickup with the signs on the side. And feel free to contact me any time at 920-412-6629 or at email@example.com.”
“If you would like a yard sign, please contact me,” Mr. Thoma added.
The Tailgate Town Hall schedule:
Monday, Oct. 2, East Park near the band shell, 5:30-7.
Tuesday, Oct 3, West Park/Parkers Woods, 5:30-7.
Thursday, Oct. 5, Georgia Hanford Park near the shelter house, 5:30-7.
Monday, Oct. 9, Frederick Hanford Park near the shelter house, 5:30-7.
The Hy-Vee meet-and-greets, with light refreshments, will be:
Hy-Vee West, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 5:30-7.
Hy-Vee East, Thursday, Oct. 12, 5:30-7.
Other important dates to remember:
Absentee voting starts Oct. 9 at the courthouse or by requesting your ballot by mail.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 7.