More Info about Texas Heroes Day

by Michael C. Thompson

(From The Park)
Update on Texas Heroes Day: Due to the forecast of inclement weather this weekend we are making a change to our plans for Texas Heroes Day (Sept. 15th). Our Saturday morning program will be moved from the park to the Historic Casino Hall at 254 North Jefferson St. in La Grange. This is next to the railroad tracks on Hwy 77 in downtown. There is a large ballroom upstairs with elevator access. The main parking lot is accessed from Jefferson St. but additional parking is located on North Franklin and East Colorado streets. Please do not block the driveways at the fire station!
The program will be from 9am until 11am as previously planned. Unfortunately, we will not have our craft demonstrations or ceremonial musket/cannon firing. Park staff will perform the wreath laying at the park on September 18th, weather permitting.
The Monument Hill Singers will begin at 9am followed by our flag auction and the “Cup of Sugar” skit by the Pioneer Women. We will also have the Texas Art Essay display that was completed by our local 7th grade Texas history students.
We still plan to have the Friday evening program at the Fayette Library and Archives at 6:30pm. Tours at the Faison House will also be from noon to 4pm on Saturday afternoon. The Texas Heroes Museum still plans to host their 6:30pm program at the Old jail Saturday evening.
Whether you can make it or not, we hope that you have a safe weekend!