Members of the U.S. Census Bureau will be validating, correcting, or deleting existing Census addresses, adding missing addresses, and adding or correcting locations for specific addresses before the decennial census. At this time, only select addresses will be canvassed. Census Bureau employees will not be asking for information about individuals but rather about addresses and habitable locations.
How to verify employment: We realize taht census workers may draw the attention of residents or law enforcement personnel who are concerned about the presence of strangers in their neighborhoods. Each temporary decennial Census employee will have an official identification card with the employees name, picture, and an expiration date. Regional level staff can be identified by their Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Card. Both temporary and regional staff can be identified by their laptop computer with a Census Bureau logo on top, and a black canvas bag with a Census Bureau logo.
During the weekend of Wild Turkey Fest, there is also going to be a celebrity scarecrow contest!
The contest is free to participate in.
Entry forms will be available at City Hall.
Entries will either be grouped into School/Youth Groups, Families/Individuals, & Organizations/Businesses.
The scarecrows must be displayed by Wednesday, October 16th. Judging will take place on Thursday, October 17th.
Prizes will be awarded in each category by non-Caledonia residents.
Scarecrows can stay up on display until Saturday, November 2nd.
Participants are responsible for setup and cleanup of their materials, and no materials may be left on the ground.
Scarecrows must be family friendly.
Tips for making your scarecrow
Plastic bags make the best stuffing. Newspaper and water-soluble peanuts are not recommended because they do not hold up in harsh weather.
The face can be sad, cheerful, beautiful, ugly, or angry. Masks are allowed for the contest.
Hair can be made from a variety of materials, including yarn, pipe cleaners, shredded plastic, beads, moss, rope, raffia, mop head or torn fabric.
You can add hats, gloves, shoes, scarves, and any other appropriate props.
Scarecrow head materials can include old milk jugs, flower pots, gourds, wood, basketball, plastic pumpkin, stuffed pillowcase, burlap, or anything of the like.
Caledonia Balloon Rally
The Caledonia Balloon Rally will be on Saturday, October 19th. The balloons will be launching at Caledonia High School (weather permitting). For more information on the balloon rally itself, visit their Facebook page here.
Scare at the Fair
“Scare at the Fair” Haunted Barn will be from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (October 17th – 19th), as well as Friday & Saturday (October 25th & 26th) at the Houston County Fairgrounds. There will also be a concession stand each night with a $5.00 meal.
Wild Turkey Fest
Turkey Fest will begin on Thursday, October 17th with the Celebrity Scarecrow Contest Judging. On Saturday, October 19th, there will be Fun at the Farm from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. There will be a corn maze, a petting zoo, a BB gun & arrows in the square gallery, along with a variety of pumpkin activities. Accessible by free bus transportation only from the high school parking lot between 9:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
From 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. there will be events at Caledonia High School. There will be a Turkey Trots Track Meet, Children’s Relay Races, and a Pumpkin ball game to watch as well! Concessions will be available at the high school to enjoy while participating in these events before the balloon launch.
If there is inclement weather, then Turkey Fest events will be held at Krech Arena at the Houston County Fairgrounds.
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Houston County will be starting a street rehabilitation project on County State Aid Highway 3 (a/k/a Main Street) on May 13, 2019. The project is expected to be completed by August 6, 2019. During this time Houston County will be installing new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps at pedestrian crossings along County State Aid Highway 3. The ramps on the north side of the street will be completed first, and then work will shift to the south side of the street.
The project will also include making limited sidewalk repairs and adding curb extensions (a/k/a bumpouts) in front of Caledonia Elementary School to enhance pedestrian safety.
The final portion of the project will involve milling the top layer of the road and adding a new layer of bituminous pavement.
If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please contact Houston County Engineer Brian Pogodzinski or Houston County Engineering Supervisor Justin Conway at 725-3925.