CLINTON -- Funeral proceedings for Clinton Fire Department Lieutenant Eric Hosette are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Riverview Park near the bandshell.
According to the Clinton County Communications Facebook page, officials are encouraging attendees to make plans to arrive early and use the designated parking areas. The page states that there will be "limited parking" in and around the riverfront, unless vehicles receive a parking pass. Officials are expecting "150 to 200 Tier 1-3 Firefighting, EMS, and safety vehicles and 5,000 or more attendees.
Buses will take attendees from the designated parking areas to the riverfront.
Officials are also encouraging attendees to dress for the expected weather conditions, with forecasts predicting approximately 30 degree temperatures and snow flurry possibilities.
Warming areas at Ashford University Stadium, the Candlelight Inn, and the Riverview Swimming Pool will be available. In addition, the Salvation Army is set to host an area with hot chocolate available. Once the procession has departed, officials say buses will be available to transport attendees back to the designated parking areas.
Parking on Riverfront Drive will be closed to the public beginning at 6 a.m., according to officials. Following the service, police officers will begin directing traffic as the procession begins on its designated route. Officials are asking motorists to be patient throughout the procession, and to listen to officer directions.
Designated parking areas for Saturday morning:
No. 1 RED City Hall parking lot, Sixth Avenue South and South Third Street
No. 2 BLUE Clinton School District Maintenance Building, Seventh Avenue South and South Fifth Street
No. 3 GREEN Prince of Peace Auditorium, Ninth Avenue South and South Fifth Street
No. 4 BROWN Clinton Community College parking, 1000 Lincoln Blvd.
No. 5 PURPLE Clinton School District Sports Complex, 14th Street (old Ashford complex)
No. 6 ORANGE Big River Packaging, 1905 Lincolnway
Streets affected by funeral procession (from approximately 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
Riverfront Drive: Ninth Ave North to Fifth Avenue South (Closed)
Fifth Avenue South: Riverfront to Third Street (Westbound Lanes)
Third Street: Fifth Avenue South to Third Avenue South (Closed)
Fourth Street: Second Avenue South to 11th Avenue South (Closed)
Camanche Avenue: 11th Avenue South to South 14th Street (Closed)
South 14th Street: Camanche Avenue to Bluff Boulevard (North Bound Lanes)
Bluff Boulevard: South 14th Street to Second Avenue South (Northbound Lanes)
Second Ave South: Bluff Boulevard to Second Street (Eastbound Lanes)
Second Street: Second Avenue South to 23rd Avenue North (Northbound Lanes)
23rd Avenue North: Second Street to Roosevelt Street (Closed)
Roosevelt Street: 23rd Avenue North to Main Avenue (Closed)
Main Avenue (Highway 136): Roosevelt Street to 16th Street Northwest (Westbound Lanes)