28th Infantry Division Army Band to perform this summer by Conneaut Lake

By Jean Shanley
Special to the Tribune
Apr 23, 2019

CONNEAUT LAKE — The 28th Infantry Division Army Band, considered one of the premier military bands in the nation, performs at 3 p.m. June 30 at the borough’s Ice House Park.

Sandy Eldridge, a member of the Conneaut Lake Community Development Committee (CLCDC), announced the appearance at a recent borough council meeting, at which time she asked for permission to have North First Street closed that day.

She said the CLCDC has been working on the arrangements for a couple of years and she “can’t think of anything more memorable” for the beginning of the July 4 holiday. She also asked for assistance from the Conneaut Lake Regional Police Department for traffic control.

Eldridge said a 50-foot military tank would be set up for the concert. The 32-member band plays both classical and patriotic music.

Also taking place at Conneaut Lake Borough Council’s most recent meeting:

• Conneaut Lake Community Pride’s annual “Make a Difference Day” starts at 1:30 p.m. May 5.

Volunteers will clean up Memorial Park, help plant flowers and perform other such work. Anyone wishing to volunteer may do so.

• The Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society dedicates the newly renovated office/research center at 1:30 p.m. May 5 at the museum, 150 N. Third St.

Board members did the work in the room, which includes new carpeting donated by Shipton Carpeting, new LED lights, new cabinets, a renovated handicapped bathroom, closet for electronic equipment and new closet for archives and supplies.

Funds for the work came through a grant from the Dietrich Foundation with matching funds from the society. The LED lighting funds came from a donation from Glenn Moss.

The dedication is open to the public. Light refreshments will follow.