Click the links in the boxes below for information about the 2018 Mercer Memorial Day 500. New information will be added as it is received.
This page was last updated: May 16, 2019
Raising of the Hometown Heroes Banners
April 2019 - Joshua McClimans Banner
May 4, 2019 - All remaining banners
Volunteers are need to help with the raising of the banners. We will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 4th on the courthouse square.
There are 8 banners honoring individuals killed in action, along with four service banners.
The raising of the 500 flags is set for
Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.
Volunteers and pickup trucks/vans are needed to accomplish this task. Bring the kids for a great family activity.
Meet at the old Bissett garage on the square by 8:20.
Mercer Memorial Day 500
FREEDOM FUN RUN - 2019
MAY 27, 2019
8:30 start SHARP ~ START: Mercer Post Office
Mercer Memorial Day 500
This Year's Featured Bandstand Entertainment
Chris Higbee, a complete country music artist, expert fiddler, singer, song writer, and multiple other instrument player. Chris is inspired to share his talent for music with the public.
Chris Higbee has a passion for country music. He is a complete musical artist skilled in fiddle playing, singing, song writing, and playing various other instruments. Chris' passion is deeply felt by anyone listening to his work or partaking in a live performance. Chris' performance energy is so infectious it has been known to convert the most stubborn non-country music fan into HigBillies, the self-named fan base of Chris Higbee. His performances always draw a large and committed crowd. To learn more of Chris Higee visit the website: WWW.CHRISHIGBEE.COM, or follow social media here of Facebook "Official Chris Higbee Fan Page" or Twitter @RealChrisHigbee.
Watch a Brief Video About the MMD 500
Schedule of Events
(subject to change)
8:00 AM - Veteran Breakfast begins
8:00 - 5k Registration
8:30 - 5k Race
9:00 - Chris Higbee performance
9:30- Honoree ceremony will begin
10:00ish - Chris Higbee
will perform again
10:30 - Ceremony at the Old Mercer Graveyard
11:00 - Parade begins
Ceremony to follow at Citizens' Cemetery
Sergeant Major (SGM) TERRENCE BOLGER
MICHAEL E. THORN
MERCER MEMORIAL DAY 500
SPRING CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019 - 10:00 - 4:00
Memorial Day Information Links
2019 Parade Line-up List (Tentative)
Click on a division below to see parade line-up list.
NOTE: line-up is subject to change
up to day of parade.