The Bridgeport Future Farmers of America (FFA) held their 9th Annual Labor Auction on Thursday evening, September 17, 2020 at the Prairie Winds Community Center with 120 guests served in the fully decorated gymnasium. Bethany Nichols, FFA member, was the officer who was put in charge of the event. Her dedication and the effort of many who spent hours planning the affair paid off with the 34 members who sold for a total of $23,300 raised for the Bridgeport program. The FFA would like to thank Kraupies for the auctioneer and to those who donated their time and money, and those who served the food and drinks to make the night a success.
It was the ability of a small rodent that disrupted the entire electrical grid for the city of Bridgeport on Monday when a squirrel chewed through a power line on East 5th street, knocking out power to the people living and working in the north part of town.
For the first time since spring, the Bridgeport Girl Scouts met at the Public Library for the start of their new school year. With twenty-one girls between the five troops, it was a busy night - full of fun and several new, smiling faces.
The City of Bridgeport Tree Board is off to a good start this fall, with plans of getting Bridgeport back on the map with Tree City, USA. The board discussed the current tree ordinances and how they might be improved upon, the inventory of trees in the city, and trainings that are available to attend. The board would also like to have an organized Arbor Day celebration sometime in the future.