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Time capsule at Marion Library to be reopened May 30

updated: 4/14/2017 10:35 AM

MARION - Two decades after going in the ground, the time capsule at the Marion Carnegie Library is going to come back up for air. 

On May 30, the library will resurrect the time capsule, which was buried 20 years ago to the day, next to the library's flagpoles. 

Inside of the capsule, according to Sarah Wingate, coordinator of library services, are items that "commemorate" Marion. 

"We wanted to keep the memories," Wingate said. 

Items that will be dug up include information about Marion, an article of The Marion Daily Republican that covers the tornado that devastated the area in the 1980s, a map of the city, library artifacts, and information about Miss Illinois. 

While the capsule itself will most likely be brought up before May 30, Wingate said it will be opened at the ceremony on the 30th. Refreshments will be served, along with a look back at the items in the capsule. 

Those who want to make their mark on Marion will be able to at the celebration, when a new time capsule will most likely be filled. 

"We're trying to commemorate Marion, and it will be a good opportunity for the community to get involved," Wingate said. 

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