Hague to honor veterans May 24

Elizabeth MacNeil enjoyed “FunFest” at the 2012 Hague Memorial Day festivities.

Elizabeth MacNeil enjoyed “FunFest” at the 2012 Hague Memorial Day festivities. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— The Hague Senior Citizen’s Club will again sponsor a day of fun and remembrance the Saturday before Memorial Day.

The 12th annual Memorial Day parade and funfest will be held Saturday, May 24, with events starting at 10 a.m.

“The town helps to sponsor the event and all of the work is done through volunteers,” said Maureen Cherubini, who organizes the events along with her husband, Mike. “It is a community Memorial Day.”

The annual parade will be held at 2 p.m., starting on Route 8 and proceeding to the town park on Route 9N, with bands, floats, clowns and classic cars. The parade will also have awards for best of show, most patriotic, best Adirondack, most humorous, best youth and honorable mention adult and youth. The judging stand will be located at the Baptist Church Parking Lot.

For grand marshals, Cherubini said they were proud to honor six World War II Veterans: Art Tricka, Frank Koenig, Bruce Craig, Richard Feibush, Dottie Henry and Betty McGuire, along with all who have served.

After the parade, there will be a Memorial Day service around 3 p.m. with an address from BrigGen. James O’Toole.

“We will honor members of the 188th Infantry along with all soldiers from the area,” Cherubini said. “The names to be honored are 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.”

The Funfest will take place at the Hague Town Park on Route 9N starting at 10 a.m. and running until 4 p.m.

“The senior citizens will have their white elephant sale and cafe for food a refreshment,” Cherubini said. “There will be a lot of vendors and crafts.”

Cherubini said there will also be a slide and bounce house at the funfest.

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