SUN PRAIRIE (WKOW) — To commemorate the anniversary of the explosion in Sun Prairie that leveled a large part of downtown and killed Fire Captain Cory Barr, the City of Sun Prairie and Sun Prairie Fire & Rescue Company will host a remembrance.
The event will begin at 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2019.
This will be an opportunity to acknowledge the various organizations whose efforts kept the community safe and assisted in the aftermath and recovery, according to a news release from the city.
Ceremonies will be streamed live on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/27News
The evening will begin with a gathering starting at 6 p.m. at Fire Station 1 (135 N. Bristol Street) with a schedule of events as follows:
6:45 p.m.: Remarks from Mayor Esser, Chief Garrison and Abby Barr
7 p.m.: Honor Guard will lead the walk to the site of the Barr House
7:05 p.m.: Closing prayer with a moment of silence to be observed for Captain Cory Barr
At the conclusion of the event, community members are invited to support local downtown businesses.
Starting at 5:30 p.m., Bristol Street at Main Street, Bristol Street at Cliff Street and Columbus Street at Angell Street will be closed. Streets will re-open by 7:30 p.m.
The event will be held rain or shine. Public parking is available throughout downtown Sun Prairie in the various downtown lots.
Razor Sharp Screen Printing will have t-shirts available for purchase online at https://razor-sharp-screen-printing.myshopify.com/ and in store starting Thursday June 13 while supplies last. $4 of every purchase will be used to memorialize Captain Cory Barr.
For more information visit the City of Sun Prairie website.