“As far as 1890s Days goes, we’re still going to have it,” city manager Dan Wright said. “I can’t imagine why we wouldn’t have it. We plan to go ahead with Thursday’s National Day of Prayer at the Depot also.”
Thursday, May 5, will be the 60th nationwide observance of The National Day of Prayer, which was made an official day of observance in 1952. The theme this year is “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.”
In Ringgold the event will take place on the lawn of the historic Depot from noon to 1 p.m. and is organized by pastor Clyde Painter of Lakeside Baptist Church in Rocky Face.
“The day is designed to dedicate prayer to anything and everything — from government, community, youth, family, schools, military. … Prayer knows no limitations,” Painter said.
Ringgold’s 36th annual 1890s Day Jamboree will be held in downtown Ringgold over Memorial Day weekend.
“I think we’ll have the biggest crowd of 1890s Day that we’ve ever had,” vice mayor Terry Crawford said.
Last year’s event saw thousands flock to historic downtown Ringgold for a weekend filled with crafts, music, food, and entertainment.
“It’s a great time for us to keep our events going as planned,” Wright said. “It’s a chance for the community to come together and heal.”