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 moleskin notes 128 Monticello Datebook
  • Nov. 15th - Black Wednesday Shopping
  • Nov. 25th - Small Business Saturday
  • Dec. 2nd - Christmas Parade of Lights at 6PM
  • Dec. 2nd - S.O.M.A. Serving Hot Cocoa & Cookies 5PM
March towards Spring with our City Parks Programs!  The Monticello City Parks Department and the Monticello-Union Township Public Library announces its programs for the March.
  • marchPre-2nd grade   All programs held at 6:30pm at the Anheier Building in City Park. Please register by calling Cindy at 583-4525
    • Everything Green! –Tuesday March 13th  – Green is St. Patrick’s Day, but also spring. We will do spring crafts.
  • 3rd-8th grade  All programs held at 7pm at the Anheier Building in City Park. Please register by calling Cindy at 583-4525.
    • Simple Machines and Inventions – Thursday March 15th. Fun with simple machines, the beginnings of inventions and innovations.
  • Adult/Teen Crafts  All programs held at 7pm at the Anheier Building in City Park. Register by calling Cindy at 583-4525. Fee to be determined.
    • Calligraphy and Illumination - March 12th, March 19th, and March 21st.   Joy Bailey will teach calligraphy and show how illumination adds beauty to the page.  Cost $4
    • Gourd Watermelon Bowl - March 20th   Join us for a colorful project for summer entertaining.  cost $5
  • Family Winter Walk   Each hike will begin with a raffle to win a birding book in March. Be brave and join us at City Park Anheier Building on Sunday at 3pm on March 18. We will hike from there.
NEW!  View all City Park and Library events on our calendar.
Review our flyers here or like us on the Monticello Parks Department Facebook Page
The City of Monticello and the Mayor’s Advisory Council for the ADA Is proud to once again support Disability Awareness Month during the month of March.

ada logoPlans for Disability Awareness Month 2018 are well underway. Each year sponsors like you make our awareness month activities some of the best in the State of Indiana. This year we have even more engagement from the community, expanding some of our events, and reaching more and more of our citizens.

As always the City of Monticello is committed to being an accessible, responsive, community that welcomes and includes everyone. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has become a useful tool in assuring that access changes are made and policies are developed to give people with all kinds of disabilities an equal opportunity to participate and benefit from community programs and activities.

February 2018
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 6:00 pm EST—Mayoral Proclamation at City Council Meeting
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 6:00 pm EST—Mayor’s Advisory Council Meeting
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018, am—Art and Banner displays go up
March 2018
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018, 10:00 am EST--Banner raising, White County Courthouse Gazebo
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018, 6:00 pm EST -- Arts and Awards Reception, at the Monticello-Union Township Public Library in Partnership with CDC, MUTPL, White County Community Foundation, and Lighthouse Lodge B&B
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018—Wheels of Hope Freedom Event, Burnettsville Bee Hive
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018, 5:30 pm EST, Twin Lakes High School—Pre-Game Activities and Transitions/Social Services Fair
    • 6:00 pm EST--Lafayette Spinners Wheelchair Basketball Demonstration
    • 6:20 pm EST—City Department Tournament and 2nd Annual Guns vs. Hoses
    • 6:40 pm EST—Monticello Combined Game—Red vs. White
    • 7:00 pm EST—Aktion Club Leadership Inauguration
    • 7:10 pm EST--Half-time activities—Please visit our concession stand and social services booths
    • 7:20 pm EST—City Department Tournament Championship
  • Friday & Saturday, March 10 & 11, 2018—Home Show at Brandywine
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 4:00 pm EST—Awareness Month Story Hour-Monticello-Union Township Public Library—Celebrity Reader-
  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 1:00-3:00 pm EST—CDC Art Awards & Ceremony at CDC
  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 4:00 pm EST—Awareness Month Story Hour-Monticello-Union Township Public Library—Monticello City Clerk
  • Thursday, March 22, 8:00 am-4:00 pm EST-Mile in My Shoes Day
    • 8:00 am EST--Kick off-White County Courthouse, Main Lobby
    • 1:00-3:00 pm EST-Virtual Dementia Tour—White Oaks Health Campus
    • 4:00 pm EST—Mile in My Shoe Day, Follow Up Forum—White Oaks Health Campus
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 6:00 pm EST—Mayor’s Advisory Council Meeting
  • TLHS Awareness Month Convocation--TBD

We are so grateful for your support and sponsorship of our many Awareness Month activities! 

Banner Sponsorships
One of which, is the banners that are flown in downtown Monticello each year throughout March. Our Annual Art Contest provides the beautiful designs displayed on these banners. This contest has grown to 5 Classes with multiple divisions CDC Clients (Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced), TLHS Adaptive Art Students, Council on Aging (Senior Division), TLHS Advocate Art, and new this year Monticello's Masters, an Open Class. These banners provide month long exposure while supporting and promoting awareness for the Americans with Disabilities Act in Monticello. Banners from 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017 are also flown along the side streets throughout the month of March. 

icon Banner Sponsorship Information

Advocate of the Year and Trailblazer Sponsorships
You may also sponsor our Advocate of the Year & Trailblazer of the Year Awards, these sponsorships are $60.00 each. As well as many other opportunities including our annual Lafayette Spinners Wheelchair BB event, our Social Services Fair, and Mile in My Shoes Day events.

Your donation may be made to:
City of Monticello, ADA
227 N Main St.,
Monticello IN 47960.

We would also encourage you to nominate someone in our community as our Advocate of the year and the Trailblazer of the year. I am attaching the nomination forms for your consideration, please return you nominations to me by February 9, 2018.

icon Advocate Nomination Form
icon Trailblazer Nomination Form

The City of Monticello hopes we can count on your support again in 2018. Please consider a small financial contribution and a nomination.  We look forward to hearing from you, and welcome any questions, suggestions, and support you can lend to our effort.  Please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us at 574-583-4568.

Liz’s Lift is a portable wheelchair lift and ramp system made possible by the generosity of Elizabeth “Liz” Oilar Memorial Contributions, the White County Board of Health, the White County Community Foundation-Women Giving Together Grant, the Monticello City Council, the Rotary Club of Monticello, Quality Construction (Chad Crain Owner), all City Departments, and the City of Monticello Mayor’s Advisory Council for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Liz was a founding member of the Mayor’s Advisory Council, and was dedicated to making sure all of our citizens have access to community events, and so it is just & fitting that we dedicate this wheelchair lift in her memory, providing access & opportunity where had been none.

This portable wheelchair lift is available to any entity in White County where temporary accommodation is necessary and requested. Scheduling is handled through the ADA Coordinator at 574-583-4568
This community offers an enchanting atmosphere of friendliness and fun augmented and reflected by two beautiful, accessible lakes.  The city's impressive tourism assets, diverse economic base and dynamic leadership make it a gem to any target, whether it is a business, visitor or potential resident.

It's no wonder that a city built to hug the sides of two lakes reflects so many lakeside attributes.  It is a serene community with a high quality of life.  It is safe, accommodating and never feels rushed.  It is a place where you won't feel weighed down by big city pressures, and instead have the time to enjoy what is most important in life.  While it does have this calming side to it, Monticello, like its lakes, is also a place of unbridled fun.  It is filled with the energy of youth whether it be from families playing at Indiana Beach, new leadership, or young adults starting their education at Ivy Tech.  There is both a wonderful calm and sparkling energy here.