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Community invited to celebrate with local churches

Local churches are inviting the community to join them in celebrating Memorial Day.

Tri-State Baptist Temple in South Point is holding an outdoor community service at 9 a.m Sunday. Their church orchestra will play patriotic songs while the youth group places tiny American flags in the lawn.

Each flag represents someone who has served or is serving in the military. Pastor Tim Jenkins said they are approaching 200 names. All the names will be read aloud at the service.

“Memorial Day is one of the most important holidays,” said Jenkins. “We are able to worship the Lord in freedom because of the many men and women who served and some of them gave their lives.”

Also, the church will have a float in Monday’s parade. The float will be adorned with giant firecrackers. This is the third year that they will participate in the parade.

“We try to encourage everyone to come,” said Jenkins about the parade.

They will be handing out candy and information about the church.

The church will also have a concessions canopy where they will be taking donations for the refreshments.

The donations will help to fund their mission trip to Africa this summer.

Resurrection Hope in Ironton is also having a salute to the veterans and invites the community to join.

On Saturday, they will have a flag folding ceremony, patriotic music, games and prizes, a Vietnam veteran speaker and a World War II veteran.

The event will be across from the Eagles lot at Third and Pine Streets.