Preview party will showcase 2017 Hometown Heroes series


KILMARNOCK—Hometown Heroes banners will return to Kilmarnock streets just before Memorial Day.

The banners will be shown to the donating families and the public at a “preview party” beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Town Hall, 1 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

“We encourage the public to come and recognize these veterans, their families and the contribution they made to our country,” said Mayor Mae Purcell Umphlett.

Twenty-two additional banners will be added to the 112 banners that hung throughout the downtown area in 2016.

“Our merchants will have them hung in theirs windows along with the ones hanging from our light poles,” said Umphlett. The preview party features music, memorabilia and an opportunity for families to take pictures with the banner of their loved one.


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