This year marks the 50th anniversary of Vermilion's infamous Fourth of July flood. Were you there? Have you always wanted to hear just what happened? Share the story!
On Sunday, July 7, from 2 pm to 5 pm, you're invited to reminisce about the famous flood that rocked Vermilion 50 years ago at the Vermilion Boat Club, 5416 Liberty Avenue. This event includes a potluck; please bring a dish to share.
On Monday, July 8 at 7 pm, hear the personal stories about Vermilion's famous flood in live interviews which will be recorded and archived at Ritter Public Library, 5680 Liberty Avenue.
Donations will be accepted for Vermilion Salvation Army, which provided emergency relief during the flood and continues to serve the community today.
Where were you during the famous flood? Share your personal story, photos and other mementos, which will be recorded and preserved in the local history collection at Ritter Public Library, while you keep your own originals. Call (440) 967-3798, or send your written memories to [email protected]
Sponsored by Eileen Bulan and Anne Maiden, Vermilion Area Archival Society, Vermilion History Museum and Ritter Public Library.
For more information, call Eileen Bulan at (440) 967-5371.