A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday at Hudson-Kirby Field.
“We want to commemorate the lives and homes that were lost, but we also want to celebrate those who survived as well as the outpouring of help and compassion that they have had in the past year to help with recovery,” said Lauren Vance, an AmeriCorps VISTA currently assigned to disaster relief efforts in Cordova.
Following Friday’s somber ceremony, Saturday will be a day of service and fellowship.
Volunteers will gather at the Old Park at 9 a.m. to get their assignments for more than a dozen projects throughout the community.
Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.
At 2 p.m. a memorial tree will be dedicated and the winners of a local essay contest will be read aloud.
Saturday’s event will also include live music, booths and inflatables.