“That’s what small town America should look like,” she told council. “Building relationships with each other.”
On May 28, Lewis said, volunteers from several organizations will place flags on the graves of every veteran buried at Woodside. She said that effort shows “truly what Memorial Day is about.”
The July 4th Parade will be held July 4 and starts at 10 a.m. at Smith Park and ends at Woodside. This year’s theme is “Middletown through the Decades,” and participates are encouraged to dress up in decade appropriate costumes, Lewis said.
She said the floats are judged and the winners receive trophies.
The “Movies in the Park” will be held on Saturday nights instead of the normal Friday nights throughout the summer and fall, Lewis said. The movies start on June 11 and end on Oct. 15. The movies start at 9 p.m. and family activities start around 7 p.m.
The free snacks are provided by local churches. That way, Lewis said, parents have “no reason not to come” and bring their children.
This is the first year for the movies since 2019 due to COVID-19, she said.
MOVIES IN THE PARK
June 11, Downtown: Disney’s Encanto
June 25, St. John’s Festival: Spider-Man No Way Home
July 9, Downtown: Disney’s Rava
July 23, Sunset Park: Dear Evan Hansen
Aug. 13, Downtown: Syng 2
Sept. 17, Damon Park: Steps
Oct. 15, Towne Mall: Ghostbusters II After Life