Morning Sentinel area events on Memorial Day:


Parade, 9 a.m., starting at Besse Building. Lineup begins at 8:45 a.m.


Parade, 10 a.m. Lineup at 9:45 a.m. in front of the post office. The parade will proceed to Monuments on Route 100.



Parade, 11 a.m. Lineup will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Fairfield Community Center. Participants are encouraged to decorate bicycles, wagons, strollers or anything with wheels. Lunch will be held at American Legion Post 14, Main Street, for the community and parade participants.


Parade, 10 a.m. starting in Anson. Madison Post 39 American Legion Commander Ralph Withee will speak at the Anson Veterans Memorial. Parade will proceed to library, then up Main Street to Madison Junior High School. 


Veterans of Foreign Wars Parade, 9 a.m. at Oosoola Park. The parade will proceed to veterans memorial, where an essay will be read by a grade-school student.



Parade, 9 a.m. starting at Messalonskee High School. Participate should gather in the school parking lot by 8:30 a.m. The parade starts at the high school, turns left onto Pleasant Street, right onto Main Street. The parade will stop at the Oakland memorial for a brief presentation, then continue down Church Street and turn left on Belgrade Avenue and will end at the cemetery. At the cemetery there will be a dedication at the Civil War, World War I and World War II monuments.


Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the transfer station, go up Middle Road to the Town Office. The parade will be followed by a ceremony honoring veterans, a presentation of Spirit of America awards. Lunch will be available.


Parade, 10 a.m., Madison Avenue, followed by a short ceremony at Skowhegan Veterans Park, Water Street. Grand marshal will be Kirby Hight. Lineup begins at 9:30 a.m. on Dyer Street. Parade route: begin at the Dyer Street and Madison Avenue intersection, head toward downtown, turn left onto Water Street and end at Skowhegan Veterans Park.



Parade, begins at 9 a.m. on School Street at the preschool. Participate should be there at 8:30 a.m.


Parade, 11 a.m., starting at the Winslow-Vassalboro town line on Route 32. The parade will follow the new flag route south on Route 32 through East Vassalboro. It is about a three-mile route. Parade participants will stop at the monument for the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of “You’re A Grand Ole Flag.”


Parade, 10 a.m.-noon, starting at the Two-Cent Bridge at Head of Falls and ending at Veterans’ Memorial Park, where guest speakers will address the crowd.

Parade information was submitted to the Morning Sentinel last week. To submit future community events, email [email protected]

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