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Hague to celebrate Memorial Day May 24

HAGUE Hague will observe Memorial Day Saturday, May 24. A full day of activities has been planned by the Hague Senior Citizens Club, which is sponsoring the celebration. Highlighting the day will be the community;s sixth annual Memorial Day parade at 2 p.m. The Hague Senior Citizens Club produces a Memorial Day parade you wont want to miss, said Pat McDonough of the club. Its a rain or shine event and all are invited to come and join the fun. Activities will begin at 10 a.m. at Robert Henry Memorial Park, better known as the Hague town beach. Fun for the kids includes face painting, cotton candy, the dunking booth, games and, of course, the playground, McDonough said. Display tables offer a variety of gift items such as flowering plants. Sure to be a hit is the senior citizens white elephant table with bargains galore. A live concert by the Cambridge Band will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the beach parking lot. Music by WOKO will be on tap all day with radio personality Steve Pelkey. Returning this year is Linda Benways Ready-to-Go Doggie Show. The show will be 9 a.m. to noon. At 2 p.m. the parade will begin at the Community Center on Route 8 and march to the park at 9N. The musical beats of marching bands set the tempo for the Marine Leathernecks, Hagues Veterans Memorial Unit, reenactment troops with muskets and cannons, the Tarry-Ho Miniature Horses, Shriners, creative floats, classic cars, clowns, fire and rescue vehicles and more, McDonough said. Cash prizes will be awarded in various categories. A memorial dedication will begin at 3:30 p.m. Hagues clergymen will lead the opening and closing prayers; Hague Supervisor Dan Belden will offer words of welcome; Dorothy Henry, long-time Hague resident and World War II sergeant in the WACS, will be the guest speaker; and Frank Koenig, American Legion, and Ray Mury, President of the Hague Volunteer Fire Department, will read the military dedications. Rifle and musket salutes, Taps, and the singing of God Bless America will conclude the ceremony. The Hague Volunteer Fire Department will serve a chicken barbecue at the fire house at 4 p.m. The barbecue will be a grand ending to a great Memorial Day celebration, McDonough said.

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