MABANK–The Sarah Maples Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution have two events beginning at 5 p.m. planned in Mabank for Memorial Day, May 27.
Do you and your children know why we celebrate Memorial Day? Do you know the difference between Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day? Do you know or have a family member who has died in service to our country? Or, is it just another federal holiday with a BBQ and picnic? Or, is it just considered the beginning of summer and a day off from work? Is your young teen wanting to be an Eagle Scout? Do you know an Eagle Scout? Have you seen an Eagle Scout project completed?
At 6 p.m., Sarah Maples will host a remembrance event at the Veteran’s Gardens at the Lake. There is a short program that honors Memorial Day, it’s significance and includes patriotic honors. Meet, Sandy Carroll, Vietnam veteran and poet and help us honor those who have died for our country with wreaths, poetry, music, and prayers. We have some seating on the lawn, but all are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Prior to the Memorial Day event, at 5 p.m., the public is invited to celebrate the “Dedication of the New Handicapped Access Bridge” that links the Mabank Pavilion with the Gardens at the Lake, Veterans Memorial. This project was an Eagle Scout project and now adds easy access for anyone to park in the pavilion parking lot and walk to the Memorial Gardens.
Please come to meet Eagle Scout Trey McKinley and his troop that completed this project and to honor his work, and plans that were coordinated with Mabank City and now has sidewalks connecting main areas. Light refreshments provided. Both events are to the right of the Mabank Pavilion behind the rodeo arena off of 175 Business.
For additional information, call Susan Martz-Cothran at (903) 432-3443 and leave a message.