Holiday weekend: Bluegrass, barbecue and baseball followed by an all-day Memorial Day events at the fairgrounds.

Holiday weekend: Bluegrass, barbecue and baseball followed by an all-day Memorial Day events at the fairgrounds.

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Thursday

The 33rd annual Armuchee Bluegrass Festival begins and runs through Sunday, May 29, at the Armuchee Music Park, 899 Turkey Mountain Road. The Night Travelers will be camping and playing on Friday and Saturday. Details

Friday

The Sixth Annual BBQ of the Fairview School from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Rome Civic Center and at the Cave Spring Welcome Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get your holiday fixins. Ribs, Boston Butt, or individual plate. Homemade Cakes and Pies, yum. Tickets may be purchased online at fairviewbrown.org or Rome ticket sells: Kroger & Last Stop Gift Shop. All proceeds benefit the Restoration of the First Grade School Building. Details

Rome Braves host Greenville Drive, 7 p.m. first pitch. Fireworks after the game.

Saturday

Habitat for Humanity-Coosa Valley Women Build’s Seventh Annual Smoked Boston Butt Sale returns Memorial Day weekend. The butts are $30 each and you can buy tickets (required in advance) at the Restore 10 Central Plaza, Rome. The smoked butts will be available for pickup between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, May 28, in front of the Restore. Each butt averages nine pounds. For more: 706-378-0030.

Rome Braves host Greenville Drive, 6 p.m.

Sunday

Rome Braves host Greenville Drive, 2 p.m.

Monday

Pictures of the replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Exchange Club photo; more details below.
Pictures of the replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Exchange Club photo; more details below.

 

Replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will be unveiled on Memorial Day at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, May 30. It came about thanks to the cooperation and support of the members of the Americanism Committee of the Exchange Club of Rome.  Once finished, its cost will be around $8,500, will weigh between 400 to 500 pounds and is an exact replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of World War I at Arlington National Cemetery. It was constructed by Phillip Burkhalter  and Burkhalter Builders.  The intricate carvings of the wreaths, six of them in total, the wording on one end and the figurines on the other were accomplished by Chuck Schmult. Donations were made by individuals and organizations and can still be made to help to maintain the replica.

  • The Memorial Day plan: The Tomb replica will be unveiled on Memorial Day at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.  Gates will open at 9:30 a.m. and parking and admittance is free.  There will be exhibits and concessions open at 9:30 until 10:45, at which time all exhibits and concessions will shut down for the ceremony to begin at 11 a.m. and at its conclusion when the flag will be returned to full staff. Concessions and exhibits will reopen at 12:15 through 5 p.m. The Eighth Regiment Band performs at 1:30 p.m. followed by the Roman Festival Brass at 2:30 p.m.

Rome Braves host Columbia, 6 p.m.

 

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