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Thunder in the Park returns to Waukon City Park this weekend

The "Thunder in the Park" Civil War re-enactment event is scheduled to take place throughout the Waukon City Park this Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15. A brief description of events taking place during this weekend's full slate of activity appears to the left, with a full schedule, a map and further details about this year's re-enactment events being available in a special publication inserted in last week's (June 4) issue of The Standard and available for pick-up at the "Thunder in the Park" entrance location throughout the weekend. Photo by Bob Beach.

"Thunder in the Park,” a Civil War battle re-enactment, returns to Allamakee County this year after a successful debut in 2013, providing an opportunity to enjoy a fun and entertaining family weekend while experiencing a bit of American history. The event is being held in the Waukon City Park Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and June 15.
Saturday and Sunday admission is free to the public, and all are welcome to attend. Freewill donations will be accepted and applied to expenses of future events. This event is sponsored by many Waukon and Allamakee County businesses and non-profit organizations.


REMEMBERING: Area Memorial Day celebrations

In Waukon ...
The Memorial Day observance in Waukon Monday, May 26 was met with nearly ideal weather, as featured speaker U.S. Navy Retired Chief Warrant Officer James Kvam  addressed the crowd about the visits he's made to national cemeteries and his reflection on the sacrifices those laid to rest there have made. After being rained out last year, the parade - much like this nation's freedom - was once again led by veterans who have given of their time, and in some cases their lives, so days such as Memorial Day can be observed without fail. Among those receiving special recognition during the Memorial Day events were Miss Poppy Emily Clark and Mrs. Poppy Marilyn Clark, along with Vietnam Veteran and Honor Guard member John Curtin.


Local quilters help honor military veterans with "Quilts of Valor"

The Quilts of Valor gifted to veterans during area Memorial Day services were displayed in the window of Queen Jean Quilting in Waukon.

by Brianne Eilers


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