Orangeville will become a Covenant city during the city’s celebration Friday.
Orangeville City Councilwoman Carole Larsen explained the timing of the Covenant signing.
“Everybody will be there for the lamb fry,” she said. “I think it’s the best time to have it because everyone is in town and will be there.”
The signing will beging with a prayer followed by the singing of the National Anthem. A flag ceremony performed by the Boy Scouts will precede remarks by Orangeville Mayor Patrick Jones explaining the Covenant’s purpose. Councilmen will then sign the Covenant and invite those inВ attendanceВ to do so also.
According to the U.S. Army website, the Community Covenant program “is designed to foster and sustain effective state and community partnerships with the Army to improve the quality of life for Soldiers and their Families, both at their current duty stations and as they transfer to other states. It is a formal commitment of support by state and local communities to Soldiers and Families of the Army – Active, Guard and Reserve.В While Community Covenant is an Army program, it extends to the other Military Services as well, recognizing that many community efforts support all Service Members and their Families regardless of the uniform they wear.”
“It sounds great and I am glad we are doing it,” Mayor Jones said.
The lamb fry willВ immediatelyВ follow the Covenant signing.