Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Memorial Day Weekend 2016

 A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. [Joseph Campbell]

Memorial Day Weekend is a time to remember, reflect and honor, and a time to welcome the beginning of summer. This weekend, we live with gratitude and gather together, with friends and family, for the sake of pure enjoyment and celebration... because we can. 

Thursday, May 26th: 

> Party at the Creek, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. @ Alum Creek Park North, 221 W. Main. 

Explore nature, learn about area animal life, tour scenic green spaces and waterways, and enjoy big, family-friendly fun at Party at the Creek.

Local nature and environmental groups will be on hand. Dive into kid-friendly activities, boater safety demonstrations, canoeing, food, and entertainment. Pack a basket or cooler to picnic at the shelter house or on the lawn in the park's family  area.

Drop-off containers for recycling eyeglasses and cell phones (make sure personal info/data is removed!) will be available on site, as well as a bin to place retired American flags.

Click here for more information.

> Water Treatment Plant Dedication and Tour, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. @ 312 W. Main.

Market Wednesday community partner Westerville Water Division is dedicating the treatment facility upgrade on Thursday, May 26th at 5:30 p.m. Attend the dedication and tour the water treatment facility until 7:30 p.m., while you're in the area for Party at the Creek.

Friday, May 27th:

> Field of Heroes presented by Westerville Sunshine Rotary opens to the public on Friday, May 27th. Field of Heroes is an interactive, live installation of 3,000 American flags @ N. Cleveland Avenue and W. County Line Road.  Field of Heroes is open the entire weekend, day into night into day through Noon on May 30th.

Field of Heroes also hosts a special tribute to America's Women in the Military.
(Look for the  poppies.)

Field of Heroes website.
Field of Heroes on facebook.
> Fourth Friday: Back to Nature. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Uptown Westerville. To learn more, click here.

Saturday, May 28th:

> Field of Heroes continues: 

9:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremony
Noon - Reading of Names
7:00 p.m. - Free Concert by Central Ohio Brass Band
8:30 p.m. - Taps played; field illuminated until dawn
Midnight - Flag sales close for the night

> Highlands Park Aquatic Center opens for the season on Saturday, May 28th at 11 a.m. For additional information on Highlands Park, click here.

 Sunday, May 29th: 

> Field of Heroes continues:  

8:00 a.m. - Field of Heroes 5K Run/Walk
For additional information on the Run/Walk, click here.
Noon - Reading of Names
6:00 p.m. - Flag Retirement Ceremony
7:30 p.m. - Memorial Ceremony
8:30 p.m. - Taps played; field illuminated until dawn
Midnight - Flag sales close for the nigh

Monday, May 30th: 

> Westerville marks Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th, with the annual parade beginning 9:45 a.m. at State and College in Uptown Westerville. The parade is a small procession traveling south on State Street to Bishop Drive and then from Knox Street to Otterbein Cemetery.  

> Field of Heroes Concludes  

Noon - Reading of Names
12:30 p.m. - Closing Ceremony
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Flag Pickup

From the vendors and management team of the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market - Have a Safe, Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Welcome Summer!

Photo courtesy of Field of Heroes.

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