It's easy to take for granted the incredible people that help maintain our cities in the public works department. They help clean streets, pick up trash, and maintain the quality of life for citizens in each community.

To say "thank you" and give the wonderful folks with the Bettendorf Public Works Department well-deserved praise, the City of Bettendorf is inviting everyone to join in the fun for their annual Public Works Day event.

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The City of Bettendorf is hosting its annual Public Works Day event this month. This free event takes place on Saturday, May 20th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bettendorf Maintenance Center (4403 Devils Glen Road).

This event kicks off National Public Works Week (May 21-27, 2023) through the American Public Works Association. The theme for Bettendorf's Public Works Day is the same at the national level: CONNECTING THE WORLD Through Public Works.

According to the City of Bettendorf's website, this is a family-friendly, fun-filled event that will have a lot to offer. The event will include:

  • Public Works Trucks and Machinery On Display
  • Free Food (Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Ice Cream, and Soft Drinks)
  • Kids Activities
    • Inflatable Obstacle Course
    • Snow Plow Blade Painting
    • Face Painting

There will also be giveaways during Bettendorf's Public Works Day event. Those giveaways include:

  • Compost - Bring Your Own Bucket!
  • Handmade Bat House
  • Trash/Yard Waste Stickers
  • Free Bus Pass

For those looking for interactive opportunities during the event, make sure you check out the following:

  • Ride the Bettendorf Transit Bus
  • Learn About the "EnviroScape" Model
  • Master Gardners Available with Gardening Tips
  • Make Milkweed Pods
  • Learn About Household Hazardous Materials and E-Waste
  • Donate Old Bicycles/Bike Parts

Get more details about Bettendorf's Public Works Day event here.

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