Memorial Day Weekend 2018
American Legion of Arlington Post 69 is organizing a Memorial Day Parade at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 28. Drive your tractor, ride your horse, march with your crowd-friendly pet, decorate your bicycles or a float. The parade will step off at 11 from Russel Street and will end at Fisher Elementry School. A ceremony will follow.
Join Bennington Battlefield State Historic Park, located on Route 67 in Walloomsac, N.Y., for an evening cookout on Friday, May 25. They’ll will provide the packaged food, you grill it in the picnic area! (Veggie alternatives will also be available.) The event is free, thanks to Price Chopper. First come, first served. After eating, stick around for a tour of Hessian Hill at 7 p.m. (The rain date is June 1.) On Thursday, May 31, Site assistant David Pitlyk will present ‘Legends of the Battle of Bennington’ at 6 p.m. at 30 Caretakers Road in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. For more information, visit nysparks.com. The site is open from 8 a.m. to sunset daily through Veterans Day.
The Memorial Day Parade in Brandon starts at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 28, at the Village Green. The event concludes with speeches and the 100-year-old tradition of first-grade girls placing flowers at the base of the Civil War monument commemorating veterans since 1886.
The American Legion Post 50 of Castleton will sponsor a Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Saturday, May 26. For additional information, call 802-468-8962.
The Danby-Mount Tabor Memorial Day Observance will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 27, at the Danby-Mount Tabor Veterans’ Memorial. Five additional veteran plaques will be dedicated at the observance; all are invited to participate. The Memorial, displaying the names of nearly 900 local veterans, is located at the intersection of Mount Tabor Avenue and South Main Street in Danby, just one block west of Route 7.
The community is invited to attend a Memorial Day Service and Parade in Dorset on Monday, May 28. The service will begin at 1 p.m. at the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert at 143 Church Street. A parade will follow, marching to Maple Hill Cemetery and then returning to the Dorset Green. A Pot-Luck Community picnic will be held on the Dorset Church lawn afterward. Bring a salad or dessert to share; they’ll provide the hotdogs. To learn more, call 802-867-2260.
Hoosick American Legion Post 40 will host the Hoosick Falls Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 28, at 10 a.m. to honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The parade will begin at Wood Park on Main Street, and feature the Fiesta Band, the Hoosick Falls School Band and the Taconic Pipe band. To march, enter a float, classic or antique car, or horse, contact Kevin O’Malley at 518-894-5035 or [email protected]
The Memorial Day Remembrance at Hubbardton Battlefield will take place from noon to 12:15 p.m. on Monday, May 28. Battlefield flags will be raised to full mast and tribute will be paid to the soldiers of Hubbardton who lost their lives. The site is located at 5696 Monument Hill Road in Castleton.
VFW Post 6471 of Manchester will conduct Memorial Day honors in a ceremony at Dellwood Cemetery beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 28. Participants will then gather at Manchester Elementary School to form a parade, preceding to Factory Point Cemetery at 11 a.m. for a brief ceremony. All are invited.
The 49th Middletown Springs Memorial Day Parade will be held on Sunday, May 27. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, and special tribute is being paid to veterans who served and died in that conflict. Starting at 3 p.m., the parade will include floats children’s bike brigades, horse-drawn and motorized vintage vehicles, area fire and rescue departments, the American Legion Riders from Post 39 in Poultney, veterans and music by the Mill River High School Band. Immediately following, a ceremony will emphasize the sacrifices made by the brave men, women, and children who kept Vermont farms and villages running in the absence of those serving in the armed forces. Prizes will be also presented. The Middletown Springs Volunteer Fire Department will have hamburgers, hot dogs, baked goods, popcorn, soft drinks and water for sale on the southwestern edge of the Green, not far from a canopy featuring the entries from this year’s Memorial Day student writings and art contest.
The Pittsford Memorial Day Parade is planned for Monday, May 28, stepping off at 12:30 p.m. from the Village Green. The parade will proceed across Route 7 and head up Arch Street to the firehouse, and conclude with a ceremony. Refreshments will be served. In the event of rain, the parade will be cancelled and the ceremony will be held at the firehouse at 12:30. Spectators are also invited to the Historical Society Museum on Route 7 to see an exhibit of photos and news articles on Pittsford veterans over several eras. For details, call Bill at 802-345-9269
The Town of Poultney’s Memorial Day Parade is taking place on Monday, May 28. Come celebrate the fine men and women who serve our country with honor. The parade route starts in front of Stewart’s and continues up Main Street beginning at 10 a.m. For more information, visit poultneyvt.com or call 802-287-2010.
The Salem Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting their annual Chicken Barbecue at the firehouse, 57 South Main Street/Route 22, Salem, N.Y., on Saturday, May 26. Pick-up will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m., take-outs only, for $10 each. Call 518-321-9430 for tickets.
There will be lots going on this weekend in Wallingford. On Saturday, May 26, there will be demonstrations on sheep and needle felting as well as basket making, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the William’s Micro Farm/Village Community Acupuncture, located at 271 South Main Street. The next day, Sunday, May 27, there will be a town-wide Art/Craft Fair, Tag Sale and Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors will be set up at the Gilbert Hart Library, 14 North Main Street, at various cross streets, and other Main Street locations. Vendor spaces may still be available; contact Lisa Williams at 802-446-9463 or [email protected] The Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 28, at 10 a.m. To learn more, visit wallingfordvermont.com.
The Wells Volunteer Fire Department at 1064 Route 30/Main Street will hold its first monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast of 2018 on Sunday, May 27, from 7 to 11 a.m. There will be plain or chocolate pancakes, eggs, sausage, toast, fresh fruit and beverages. Proceeds will assist the fire department in purchasing new gear. For details, call 802-645-9522.
The Weston Community Association (WCA), in association with the Farrar Park Association, Weston Women’s Club and the Inn at Weston, will host this year’s Memorial Weekend Pig Roast and Square Dance on Saturday, May 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event takes place at the Weston Green, with dancing on Park Street and the Cold River Band performing under the portico of the Weston Playhouse. The Green is located on Route 100 in the center of Weston. ‘Sugar Bob’ Hausslein and crew, who joined the event in 2017 to rave reviews, will return to prepare the meal. Pulled pork barbeque plates, including sides, soft drinks and dessert, will be served for $15 per adult, with discounts for children. Hot dogs and other menu choices will also be available. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. Desserts are prepared and contributed by the Weston Women’s Club. WCA is celebrating its 96th year of community service, and invite everyone to join them and celebrate with friends, family, and neighbors.