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Hague to observe Memorial Day

May 26 parade and activities

A pair of veterans will speak during Hague’s 10th annual Memorial Day celebration and observance. The event will be held Saturday, May 26.

A pair of veterans will speak during Hague’s 10th annual Memorial Day celebration and observance. The event will be held Saturday, May 26. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— A pair of veterans will speak during Hague’s 10th annual Memorial Day celebration and observance.

The event will be held Saturday, May 26.

Speaking will be Ray Tolar, a World War II Marine veteran, and Thomas James, a Vietnam Air Force veteran.

“This year we are honored to have two military veterans as guest speakers,” said Madeline Pelkey. “They will share with us their views on the true meaning of Memorial Day based upon their own experiences. The dedication will be complete with drum rolls, musket salutes, Taps and the roar of the canon as it fires out over the lake. This, you won’t want to miss.

“It’s very emotional,” Pelkey said. “There’s not a dry eye in the place; it’s beautiful.”

The observance is sponsored by the Hague Senior Citizens Club. Pelkey is chairwoman of the organizing committee.

The Memorial Day service will be at 3:30 p.m. and will cap a day of activities at the town beach on Lake George.

Throughout the day FunFest will be held in the town park. It’ll begin at 10 a.m. with a dog show under the direction of Linda Benway and Leslie Midgley. Registration for the dog show will begin at 9 a.m. It will include pets for adoption from the Westport SPCA and Ticonderoga’s Angel Connection. For information call Midgley at 585-6666.

Magic Patti will perform at 10:45 a.m.; Eat, Sleep & Funk Jazz will be in concert at 11:45 a.m. and the Cambridge Band will play at 12:30 p.m.

Also taking part will be Nancy Carlson of All About Critters in Ticonderoga. She’ll present “Unwanted Pets.”

Throughout the day there will be WOKO radio personality Steve Pelkey, craft demonstrations, a white elephant sale, demonstrations by the Champlain Valley K-9 Search & Rescue Team, an exhibit by Up Yonda Farm, food concessions and children’s games and face painting.

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