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Memorial Day Guide to Special Events

by on May 26, 2012 9:53 AM

Because of Centre County’s rich history and Boalsburg’s proud claim of being the birthplace of Memorial Day, a multitude of special events will take place Monday.

From carnivals to 5K races, towns and community organizations across the county will host Memorial Day events for every personality.

A closer look at the events:

Boalsburg Fire Company Carnival

Open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Boalsburg Memorial Day Run

The 32nd annual Boalsburg Memorial Day Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Blue Spring Park. The four-mile course runs through historical Boalsburg. Both runners and walkers are accepted. All proceeds made from the run will benefit Boalsburg area charities. For more information visit To register online visit

Memorial Day Festival, Boalsburg

Join the village of Boalsburg as it celebrates Memorial Day. Food, music and crafts available from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. A Civil War battle re-enactment will also occur, honoring Boalsburg as the birthplace of Memorial Day.

Allegheny Mountain Region A.A.C.A. Car Show, Boalsburg

Attend the local Antique Automobile Club of America’s summer kickoff event from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The car show will feature pre-war through modern classic cars near the 28th Infantry Division Shrine at the Pennsylvania Military Museum. General parking and entry fee.

Milesburg American Legion Memorial Day Services

Various locations

Advent Cemetery: 9 a.m.

Trcziyulny Cemetery: 10 a.m.

New Union Cemetery: 11 a.m.

Oak Ridge Cemetery: 11:30 a.m.

Eagle Comet Cemetery: 1 p.m.

Schenck Cemetery: 2 p.m.

Community Cemetery: 3 p.m.

Swamp Poodle Cemetery: 3:30 p.m.

Port Matilda American Legion Memorial Day Services

Will hold services at two cemeteries. Additional services also will be held at the Legion Post starting at 11 a.m. A meal will be served following the post services and is open to all. 

Black Oak Cemetery: 9 a.m.

Grays Cemetery: 10 a.m.

Centre Hall Memorial Day Service

Will be held at Lutheran/Reform Cemetery on Church St. and presented by Smith-Pletcher American Legion 779 of Centre Hall. Hobart Kistler of the U.S. Naval Academy will speak. Refreshments will be served at the club following the ceremony.

“CRPR Dollar Days,” State College

Admission to Park Forest and Welch pools just $1 per person all day. Season passholders for 2012 have free admittance. Pools open at 10 a.m.

This story was produced by the staff at the Centre County Gazette. It was re-published with permission. The Centre County Gazette is a weekly publication, available at many locations around Centre County every Thursday morning.
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