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May Day Celebration in Gillespie
May 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The City of Gillespie and The Illinois Coal Museum at Gillespie invite you to the 1st Annual May Day Celebration!
The day begins with a historic market dedication at the Theatre Colonial (Colonial Theatre), 1 block east of the Coal Museum with welcoming and introduction by Dave Tucker.
Don’t miss a chance to check out the grand reopening of the museum with a new floorplan and enhanced exhibits!
A fun street fair will also be taking place during the day with a fun run/walk, local history competition, food, and artist booths to explore. There is something for the whole family at this May Day Celebration!
The Historic Marker dedication will begin at 11 a.m. Scheduled are speakers, entertainment, and reenactors.
10:45 ‘Pre-game’ warmup music preformed by Kelly Hatlee
11:00 Welcome and introductions by Dave Tucker
Colonial Giving Gardens by Dane
PMA overview by Dan Fisher
PMA Auxiliary by Joann
Mythic Mississippi Project by Helaine and Devon
Song(s) Kelly Hatlee
Authors: Kevin Corley – labor overview from Sixteen Tons, Gangster overview from 13 Steps and Moonshine Empire
Harold Rauzi Coal Mines On The Prairie
Museum tours (all day except for marker dedication) guided and unguided, Kelly Hatlee preforming period songs at various displays.
5K Fun Run/Walk – Registration 8:30 Run 9 – 10 a.m.
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