SKOWHEGAN — The Skowhegan Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, rain or shine. The parade will be followed by a short ceremony at Skowhegan Veterans Park on Water Street. The grand marshal for the parade this year will be Kirby Hight.

The lineup for the parade begins at 9:30 a.m. on Dyer Street, off Madison Avenue. Groups in attendance are asked to show up at 9:15 a.m.

The parade is intended to show support for local veterans-groups with other interests besides that may not be allowed to participate.

The parade route will begin at the intersection of Dyer Street and Madison Avenue and turn left heading south towards downtown Skowhegan. The parade will then take a left onto Water Street and travel through the downtown ending at Skowhegan Veterans Park.

Additional event parking and float parking is available at the Catholic church just past the park on Water Street. Traffic will be stopped for the parade on the corresponding streets during the parade.

Speakers for the ceremony following the completion of the parade are scheduled to be Rev. Mark Tanner, American Legion Post 16 commander and Skowhegan selectman, Steve Spaulding, and adjutant of the American Legion Post 16, Bob Mercier. There will be selected readings, a bio of grand marshal Kirby Hight and musical pieces performed. The ceremony should take 20-30 minutes. Following the ceremony there is a small gathering at the American Legion Post 16 in Skowhegan with light refreshments.

There will be many groups in attendance including the Skowhegan Community Band, the SAHS Band, the Bell Ringers of the Federated Church, a Marine Corps League float, local veterans and legislators, town selectmen, girl scouts, boy scouts, fire trucks and more. Other groups wanting to participate may show up, but they are encouraged to call the Skowhegan Area Chamber at 474-3621.

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