Rumford American Legion will sponsor Memorial Day parade

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RUMFORD — Members of Napoleon Ouellette, Post 24, American Legion, will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 31, with a parade and ceremonies at the Rotary Memorial Green in Rumford and at the Memorial Green in Mexico. The parade will start at 10 a.m., rain or shine.

The American Legion is calling all area veterans to participate in this year’s parade. One does not need to be a member of the American Legion or the VFW to participate. Rides will be provided to veterans if unable or not wanting to walk the parade route. Also this year, cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place floats that have a military or patriotic theme.

The parade route is as follows: start at the Canal Street Bridge across to Congress Street, left onto Portland Street across the Memorial Bridge to the Rotary Green. From there, down Rumford Avenue, left onto Waldo Street, right onto Lincoln Avenue through Mexico to the Memorial Green.

Immediately following the parade, Post 24 will host an open house with refreshments for children participants of the parade. For adult parade participants, the VFW post on Waldo Street will have refreshments. Any group or individual interested in participating may call Tom Buotte at 357-7110, Kirk Thurston at 357-3287 or leave a message at the Legion, 369-9053.

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