It’s been announced that the Cummins Municipal Band will begin its 2018 Concert Season next Wednesday, May 30th, at the Olney City Park Band Shell. It’s show time at 7:30 on Wednesday evenings. All are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and refreshments and enjoy the local talent in the City Park.
An area reminder that most all City and Village Halls will be closed next Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Also, Republic Services will observe Memorial Day as an official holiday, therefore no trash will be hauled on Monday for Republic customers in the Olney, Newton, Noble, and surrounding area. Republic’s trash collection will then run a day later than normal for the rest of next week. In addition, the City of Olney’s brush dump will be closed next Monday, although it’s open today from 10:00 to 4:00 and next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, each day from 10:00 to 4:00. The City of Olney’s curbside recycling schedule will not be affected by the holiday weekend or by Memorial Day next Monday.
A reminder that the Memorial Day Parade is Monday morning in Olney. With lineup at the VFW at 10:30, the Parade will leave the post home at 10:45 and move northward on Walnut Street. The Memorial Day Program at Haven Hill Cemetery will start at 11:00 Monday morning. All are encouraged to attend.
With an American Red Cross “urgent call” in place for all eligible blood donors to get out and give blood, here’s some upcoming blood drives : today at the Blood Donation Center in Effingham from 7:45 to 2:15 : tomorrow morning at the St. Joseph Parish Center in Stringtown from 7:00 to 11:00 : all blood types and platelets are very much needed to help replenish the low blood supplies.
Here’s a reminder of what is actually being celebrated on Monday. Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who have died while serving in the United States military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings, and participating in parades and programs. We pray that you and your family take some time out of your holiday weekend to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice, their lives, to protect the freedoms we enjoy throughout America.