Town of North Judson Prepares for Trip Down Memory Lane

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The Town of North Judson will be speckled with reminders of yesteryear on Saturday, June 8th as a group of alumni take to the streets for the NJ-SP High School Memorial Cruise.

Memorial Committee Chair Marshall Field provided the Town Council with some information about the upcoming event when members met last week.

Field shared, “Bring your hotrod and decorate your favorite set of wheels, we’ll cruise the same downtown circuit as back in the day with signage to point out the landmarks of past eras.”

Registration will start at 5:30 p.m. in the NAPA parking lot. Drivers will take off around 6 p.m. A map of the proposed route appears below:

The cruise will end at the site of the NJ-SP High School Memorial. If there is inclement weather, the dedication ceremony will be held in the Firehouse.

The event is being held the same day as the North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Fish Fry Dinner so participants are encouraged to grab a bite to eat after the cruise and dedication ceremony.

Field shared what people can expect following the memorial cruise.

He explained, “We’ll conclude the evening with a dedication of the memorial at 7 p.m. with guest emcee Charlie Adams from WKVI and an invocation from alumnus Reverend Garry Wickert. The festivities will include the opening of the time capsule that was placed in the cornerstone in 1921.”

To help cut down on disruptions, Memorial Committee representatives coordinated with Town Marshal Kelly Fisher at last week’s meeting about closing off a portion of Keller Avenue during the dedication.

She confirmed that they could get some barricades to do that and noted that officers will also be monitoring the cruise to ensure that things go smoothly.

For more updates check out the NJ-SP High School Alumni Facebook Group.