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Pavilion grand opening to be held Saturday, August 18
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The grand opening celebration of the newly constructed Joan Woodman Orton McCollum Veterans Memorial Pavilion will be held on Saturday, August 18, with an entire day of entertainment and fellowship.

The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. with an introduction by Master of Ceremonies Ron Fruit, followed by a prayer by a military chaplain, raising of the US flag, the Pledge of Allegiance, the story of the Star Spangled Banner, the national anthem being sung by the Park Street Church Choir, the recitation of the essay “What It Means To Be An American” by Elli Durst, a proclamation by Richland Center Mayor Mike Kaufman, and the presentation of donor plaques.

Until dark, there will be performances starting at the top of each hour, including  –  but not limited to  –  the following: TNT Gymnastics; Dance Elite; Sheila Troxel’s Kountry Kickers; the RCHS Faculty Rock Band with Jeff Behrens; and the Burlap Sax saxophone quartet.

Bring the entire family, along with blankets or lawn chairs, and enjoy a picnic lunch; or purchase offerings from the local beef producers, Grandma’s Ice Cream and other vendors.