Crown Point planning Memorial Day events

Annual observance May 26 and 27

Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— Crown Point will observe Memorial Day for the 146th time next month.

The organizing committee is planning a two-day event, highlighting the contributions of past and present veterans.

“With several new committee members in place we have a renewed energy,” said Jodi Gibbs, committee chairwoman. “We are planning a two-day event with activities and entertainment in the town park complete with a grand fireworks display and parade.”

The 2-13 Memorial Day observance will be held Sunday, May 26, and Monday, May 27.

Sunday’s events will begin with an ecumenical church service. That will be followed by amusement rides, vendors, entertainment and Penelope the Clown in the park. Fireworks will conclude the day.

Monday will feature the traditional solemn tour of Crown Point cemeteries, activities in the park and the annual parade along Main Street.

“The theme for this year’s parade is Crown Point’s 225th birthday,” Gibbs said.

The cemetery tour will include stops at Sacred Heart Cemetery, the Congregational Church, the Ironville Cemetery, the White Church Cemetery, Fairview Cemetery, the Putnam Creek Bridge, Forestdale Cemetery and the Veterans Monument in the town park at noon.

To help fund the Memorial Day events the committee will hold a coin drop May 3 and 4 as well as a dinner, silent auction and basket raffle on May 17.

Anyone with questions or wishing to participate should contact Gibbs at 597-3492.

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