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LaGrange Resident Becomes Mayor for the Day

A LaGrange resident was honored as Mayor for the Day Thursday, December 21st.

The LaGrange Academy 4th grade student spent the day learning about the City of LaGrange.

Mayor Martin started his day at City Hall learning the responsibilities of the Mayor, City Manager, and city staff.

He then spent some time at the LaGrange Police Department where he met a K-9 unit, sat in the Chief’s desk, and flew the LPD drone.

At the LaGrange Fire Department on Mooty Bridge Road, firefighters showed Mayor Martin their extensive first aid kit, explained their responsibilities as first responders, then put Mayor Martin in the driver’s seat of a fire truck.

While Great Wolf isn’t expected to open until May 31, 2018, Mayor Martin received a VIP tour of the construction site where he was able to get a first look at the sites of the massive water park, restaurants, and suites.

After Great Wolf, Mayor Martin was honored at the newly constructed 2nd segment of The Thread near Eastside Park. He along with three other young residents were the first to ride their bikes on this part of the trail.

Mayor Martin wrapped up his day at the LaGrange City Council where he sat beside Mayor Jim Thornton with the City Council. He called the meeting to order and received a certificate of appreciation from the mayor and council.

When asked his favorite part of the day Mayor Martin replied “I thought it would be touring Great Wolf Lodge but being able to be the first to ride on second part of The Thread is pretty cool.”

Mayor Martin’s parents bid on the Mayor of the Day item at a recent Humane Society fundraiser.

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