“This is what a small town in America should look like,” she told the council. “Building relationships with each other.”
On May 28, Lewis said, volunteers from multiple organizations will place flags at the graves of every veteran buried at Woodside. She said the effort shows “really what Memorial Day is all about.”
The 4th of July Parade will take place on July 4 and will begin at 10 a.m. in Smith Park and end in Woodside. This year’s theme is “Middletown through the Decades,” and attendees are encouraged to dress in decade-appropriate costumes, Lewis said.
She said the floats are judged and the winners receive trophies.
“Movies in the Park” will take place on Saturday nights instead of normal Friday nights throughout the summer and fall, Lewis said. The films start on June 11 and end on October 15. Movies start at 9 p.m. and family activities start around 7 p.m.
Free snacks are provided by local churches. That way, Lewis said, parents have “no reason not to come” and bring their children.
It’s 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, Saint John’s Day: Spider-Man No Way Home
July 9, downtown: Disney’s Rava
July 23, Sunset Park: Dear Evan Hansen
August 13, Downtown: Syng 2
September 17, Damon Park: Not
October 15, Towne Mall: Ghostbusters II Afterlife