WATCH ON DEMAND: Sun Prairie remembrance ceremony

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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

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 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.



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