Memorial Day celebrations
Two different Memorial Day celebrations take place in Hancock County on Monday, May 25. The first one is by resident Sherry Axton. She plans to purchase balloons and attach them to headstones in the graveyards in both Lewisport and Hawesville. When people come to visit their loved ones, they can release the balloon as a way to remember the person. Roughly two decades ago, Axton lost her daughter Lori to a house fire, and this action is a way for her to remember her daughter.
The local VFW post plans to conduct a Memorial Day celebration at Memorial Gardens in Hawesville. Jr. Commander Karl Herzog said the ceremony does not take but around five minutes. It starts at 11:45 a.m., and the post invites the community to attend the event.