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Bring the kids and celebrate National Public Works Week on Thursday, May 23!

Post Date:05/14/2019 10:14 AM

The City of West Des Moines will celebrate National Public Works Week on Thursday, May 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Farmers Market in Valley Junction. All the action takes place in the 300 block of 5th Street.

West Des Moines Public Services staff will be on hand to answer questions and help children of all ages explore the big equipment employees use every day to repair streets, plow snow and maintain sewers.

Games, balloons, giveaways, treats and a variety of free activities will be available for everyone to enjoy. The Iowa DNR Mobile Education Exhibit will also be present with touch screen computer games, flat screen TVs and interactive displays that make learning fun.

P.W. Paws, the official “tiger” mascot for the American Public Works Association, will be back again to greet the kids.

National Public Works Week is a celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services that make our cities better, safer places to live, work and play.