O'FALLON - Organizers of the O'Fallon Homecoming and Heritage Festival have canceled the event Friday night as result of the rain, but the event will be held Saturday and extended into Sunday.
"Unfortunately, it rained," said event organizer Diana Swan. "It's okay. (Saturday) will be beautiful day."
The homecoming will be held as scheduled Saturday with activities kicking off at 10 a.m. with a parade starting at Penn and State streets in O'Fallon. Festivities continue all day Saturday until 10 p.m. at O'Fallon Community Park.
A military salute is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. Saturday, when a park bench and memorial plaque in honor of two O'Fallon soldiers killed in the line of duty will be unveiled. The bench is being dedicated in honor of John Wilt, who was killed in action in 2001, and Zac Cuddeback, killed in action in 2011.
Swan said the homecoming will be extended into Sunday with hours from noon to 5 p.m. The exact schedule of events for Sunday is still being determined.
"We are going to see if one of the bands (scheduled for Friday night) is available," Swan said. Jack's High and the Well Hungarians were slated to perform Friday night.
The carnival rides will be open on Sunday, according to Swan.
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