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Hague to host Memorial Day activities

‘FunFest,’ parade, observance planned May 25

Elizabeth MacNeil enjoyed “FunFest” at the 2012 Hague Memorial Day festivities. The 2013 Hague Memorial day activities will be Saturday, May 25.

Elizabeth MacNeil enjoyed “FunFest” at the 2012 Hague Memorial Day festivities. The 2013 Hague Memorial day activities will be Saturday, May 25. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— Hague will mark Memorial Day, honoring World War II and Civil War veterans.

Sponsored by the Hague Senior Citizens Club, the festivities will be held Saturday, May 25, and will include activities in the town park, a parade and a memorial service.

The day’s activities will also note the Warren County bicentennial, which is being celebrated in 2013.

“FunFest” will get things started. Held in the town park, “FunFest” will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature K9 search and rescue, ABC Critters, Upyonda Farms, Penelope the Clown, WOKO radio personality Steve Pelkey, vendors, games, face painting and food concessions by local organizations.

At 12:30 p.m. the Cambridge Band will perform in the park.

The traditional Memorial Day parade will be held at 2 p.m., proceeding down Graphite Mountain Road (Route 8) to the park. The parade will feature bands, floats, classic cars and more. Prizes will be award in several categories.

World War II veterans Art Tricka, Frank Koenig, Bruce Craig, Richard Feibush and Betty McGuire will serve as parade grand marshals.

West Hague Road from fire house to Hague town shed will close at 1 p.m. for parade line up. Graphite Mountain Road (Route 8) will be closed from Decker Hill east to Route 9N at 1:45 p.m. Route 9N will close at 1:50 p.m. at Dodd Hill and at New Hague Roads.

A memorial service dedicated to Hague Civil War veterans will be held at 3 p.m. in the park. It will feature the 118th Infantry re-enactors and James O’Toole.

Veterans being honored include George Balcom, Isasc Bristol, Hiram Burt, Orlando Burt, John Calkins, Lyman Hill, Thomas Kelly, William Newton, Adam Putnam, Solomon Robbins, David H. Roberts, Garrett Smith and Waters W. Wright. Any of their family members who would like to participate should call Maureen Cherubini at 543-6463.

Parking for the day’s festivities will be in the Darrin Lot across from the town park, at the former Lakeshore Garage property on 9N, between the Baptist Church and Junipers Shop, east of Wesleyan Church, at the Community Center and at the Baptist Church and Catholic Church lots.

Because of the day-long events, the Hague boat launch will be closed that day 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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