The City of Monticello and the Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce will host the 18th Annual Weevil Welcome cookout on September 24 at McCloy Park. The event will get underway at 6 p.m. when the community will welcome UAM faculty, staff and their families to Monticello.

“This fun activity is organized each year to offer an opportunity for area residents and businesses to join in showing appreciation for all UAM employees and their families,” said Chamber director Glenda Nichols. “We are extremely proud of UAM’s growth and valuable contributions made to our region by the personnel affiliated with this outstanding university. Join us for another great cookout and an opportunity to meet new UAM faculty and staff, and to visit with long-time friends.”

Tickets are $5 each. There is no charge to UAM employees and their guests.

For more information call the Monticello-Drew County Chamber office at 367-6741.