MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: May 25-27 (JCC & Around Town)

HIGHLIGHTS @ JCC: Sat – Plant Sale & Wedding, Sun – Interfaith Gathering & Worship with Memorial Day Observance & Wedding. AROUND TOWN: Sat – Plant Sale & Mini-Book Sale (Old Red Library) & Craft Fair (Gibson Ctr & Schouler Park), Sun – Wildquack Duck Race & Music Festival (Jackson Village), Craft Fair (Gibson Ctr & Schouler Park), Concert with Seacoast Wind Ensemble (Fryeburg Academy), Memorial Day (Mon) – Jackson, Bartlett & Conway Memorial Day Observances (Multiple sites)

SAT, May 25

  • Community Event: MEMORIAL DAY CRAFT FAIR
    10am – 5pm • Gibson Center & Schouler Park, North Conway.
    9am – Noon • Plant Sale @ Old Red Library, Jackson
    10am – 1pm • Mini Book Sale @ Old Red Library, Jackson
    Come choose from a large selection of locally grown perennials, annuals, seedlings, and houseplants to enhance your home and gardens! Proceeds from  plant sale support the distribution of cooking/heating stoves in the areas of Zimbabwe affected by the devastating hurricane Idai.
  • Private Event: WEDDING
    3pm • Jackson Community Church
    Rev Gail officiates.

SUN, May 26

    8am • Gazebo by Jackson Historical Society
    10:30am • Jackson Community Church
    * Organ/piano by Alan Labrie
    * Worship leadership & message by Rev Gail Doktor
  • Community Event: MEMORIAL DAY CRAFT FAIR
    10am – 5pm • Gibson Center & Schouler Park, North Conway.
    Morning • Pond & fields by Snowflake Inn.
    Duck tickets, music plus kids games, roaming train rides, face painting, local and visiting fair food vendors, ice cream, cake tasting. More Info.
    1:45pm • Big Ducks go down the river
    2pm • Regular & Olympic Ducks go down the river
  • Private Event: WEDDING
    2pm • Wentworth Gazebo/Jackson Community Church
    Rev Gail officiates.
    7pm • Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy.
    Performance by the Seacoast Wind Ensemble, a Sousa-style 50-piece band, has been underwritten by Col. Karen and Lt. Col. Jim Umberger, Air Force Retired,. Free to the public; accepting donations to support future White Mountain Musical Arts concerts.

MON, May 27: Memorial Day!

  • Info on all Memorial Day Weekend observances
    * 9am • Gathering of participants at 9 a.m. at the J-Town Deli starting st
    * 9:30am • Proceed to the Jackson Village Cemetery, with participation from the Jackson Grammar School Band, the Bartlett VFW and Post 95. A small procession will end at the Jackson Village Cemetery.
    * 10-11:15am • VFW and American Legion Post 95 will next head to the Intervale cemetery on Route 16-A. They will then travel back to Glen, and a short march will take place to the Glen cemetery, followed by a trip to Bartlett Village, where another procession will be held at
    * 11:30am • Proceed from near the ball field to Fred Hodgkins Veterans Park at the Josiah Bartlett Elementary School.
    * Luncheons • Veterans and Immediate Families – Served by the Francis P. Murphy VFW 5386 Post auxiliary to veterans and their immediate families at the VFW Post. General Public – Luncheon will be served to the general public at the Bartlett Congregational Church at 11:30 a.m., with donations accepted.
    * 1:30pm • North Conway American Legion Post 95 and the Bartlett VFW will then travel south to the North Conway cemetery for observances.
    * For more information, call Louis Lavender, Francis P. Murphy VFW Post of Bartlett, at (603) 356-9490 or Jim LeFebvre of American Legion Post 95 of North Conway at (603) 356-7296.
  • Community Event: CONWAY OBSERVANCE
    * 11:30am • members of American Legion Post 46 of Conway will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at the Conway Veterans Honor Roll outside Kennett Middle School. A rifle salute will also be held, and the KHS/Middle School Band will play taps.
    * Noon • Gather at Conway Village Cemetery on Washington Street in Conway Village, Members will participate in raising the colors, a military gun salute and laying of a wreath, and the KHS/Middle School Band will again play taps and a rifle salute will be held.
    * 1pm • Veterans will meet at Mineral Springs Rehabilitation and Retirement Center, where the KHS/Middle School Band will again play taps.
    * 1:45pm • Members will do a wreath-laying ceremony at the courtyard cemetery at St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church on Pleasant Street in Conway.
    * 2:30pm • Luncheon buffet will be served to members and the public at American Legion Ralph W. Shirley Post 46 (447-3927) on Tasker Hill Road.