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Let the Summer Season Begin

The Montrose Shopping Park invites you to join us in honoring those who gave their lives for our country.
The Montrose Shopping Park invites you to join us in honoring those who gave their lives for our country.

June 20 is the official first day of summer but for many the season begins with Memorial weekend. Here in the Montrose Shopping Park, we transition into a series of events that lends a special emphasis to this time.

As my husband and I have sought to serve the town, the way we spend Memorial weekend has changed. Monday is typically our day off, but for the last several years we have gotten up extra early in the morning to join fellow merchants, town servants, neighbors, officials, Boy Scout troops and friends to remember those who gave their lives to serve our country. I have come to cherish this time. It is very moving and thought provoking. The MSPA along with the MVCC invite you to come and join us.

The Memorial Day service takes place on Monday, May 28 at 8 a.m. at the Vietnam War memorial at the corner of Honolulu and Ocean View. Once again we thank Henry from Montrose Home Bakery for providing coffee and pastries for everyone.

Our weekly Harvest Marketplace will be in full swing this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market is fully booked with fresh produce, live entertainment, food court, artisans, crafters and collectables. Market manager Mark Sheridan invites you to stock up on apricots and cherries which are in season now. This is also the time to purchase plumeria and plants to start your vegetable garden.

Our 29th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is coming next weekend June 2 and June 3. All three blocks of Honolulu Avenue will be filled with handmade goods for sale as artists and crafters come from all over the west to bring us their wares. Admission is free and includes live entertainment throughout the shopping park. There will be food galore and plenty to amuse the kids, so plan on coming both days for the entire festival shopping experience.

On behalf of the Montrose Shopping Park, we wish you a happy Memorial weekend. We hope you will share part of it with us. To find out more about the events mentioned here check out our website at www.shopmontrose.com. If you want to see what the Memorial service is like you can see photos and a story of last year’s event on our blog.

Mary Dawson serves as vice president for the MSPA board. She and her family own Revelation Tops and Mountain Rose Gifts.