Mount Pulaski Events

May - September 2008

Memorial Day Monday, May 26
   Mount Pulaski Cemetery - on Veteran's Memorial bluff - North Side of town  10:00 am  
         American Legion Post 447, VFW Post 777 & SAL Squadron 447 Flag & Rifle Honor Guard Salute - band - speakers
         2 ft. flags decorate all veteran graves
         Presentation of flowers by children and wreaths by Mt. Pulaski veterans units, City of Mt. Pulaski and various civic organizations
         Reading of names of local deceased veterans, POW's and/or Armed Forces Personnel killed in action or died of war-related wounds or sickness
         Invocation and Benediction by local minister
   Vonderleith Living Center - on north side of town along RTE 54  11:00 am
         Visit with living center Armed Forces Veteran patients and families
         Prayer by local minister
   Steenbergen Cemetery Chapel - 3 mi south of Mt. Pulaski via Illiopolis Blacktop - "Bo Jacks" road - west 1/2 mi. off of Illiopolis Blacktop  11:30 am
         American Legion Post 447, VFW Post 777 and SAL Squadron 447 Flag & Rifle Honor Guard Salute - MPHS band, piano & singing - speakers 
         15 ft. flags each designated and marked with a name of a veteran buried in this cemetery (Civil War to present)
              - along pathways throughout the cemetery
         Invocation and Benediction by local minister

Independence Day - Friday, July 4th
   Town-wide garage sales (dawn to dusk)
   Annual VFW Fried Chicken Dinner - 10:30 - 1:30 (VFW Hall on South Side of Square)
   Fire Works - west side of town - free
116th Annual Fall Festival - September 4,5,6
   Rides, entertainment, music; food venders; Methodist Church homemade ice cream & homemade pies
   Evening dinners under the tent (Thurs, Fri. Sat., 5 - 8) - tickets can be bought at the tent door
   11th Illinois Cavalry Company G encampment on courthouse law - Friday (free)
   Parade - Sat., 1 pm
   10th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Band - concert on Courthouse grounds - Sat., 2:30 (free)
   8th re-enactment of the Abe Lincoln & David Davis 1854 Cast Iron Tombstone Trial - Courthouse Courtroom, Sat., 4:00 (donation)
       Re-enactment will feature two professional actors - 11 cast members, selected (that day) 5-person jury - decision with two possible endings
       Actual 1854 results will be revealed at the end of the production, cameras allowed (no video or recording)

Annual Christmas on Vinegar Hill - November 22 - 23
    Vendors at various locations throughout the town - churches, American Legion Hall, Collier Dance Hall, Grade School, businesses, residences
     Food, candies, holiday items and gifts

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