The all volunteer Tamaqua Remembers Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua. The committee is working on making this year’s observation of Memorial Day a monthlong community event.
Tamaqua Borough Council has approved the renaming and rededication of one block of South Nescopec Street, an event scheduled for May 1, as well as the finale, which organizers hope will include a fireworks display, for May. 28.
Other events planned as part of the celebration are a patriotic wreath making class at the Tamaqua Community Art Center on Feb. 28; a home and business decorating contest; a quilt raffle; a pallet painting fundraiser; a cemetery walk highlighting the final resting places of local residents who gave their lives defending this country; an old-time radio show; a lecture by Col. Ralph Peters; a community mixer; and a parade, memorial service and fireworks display.
Chris Fulmer and Joe Nihen are compiling a list of all local residents who were killed in action, while Joe Krushinsky is creating a video series about those American heroes.
Additional plans are still in the planning stage.
Anyone interested in volunteering their time and ideas is welcome to attend the meeting.