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Celebrate Memorial Day locally on May 27

SPRINGVILLE — The town of Concord Memorial Day parade will be held on Monday, May 27, in the village of Springville.

The parade will form on South Buffalo Street, by Springville Veterans Park, at 10 a.m.

A wreath-placing ceremony will take place in the park, after the color guard and bands return from Colden and Collins Center.

The parade will proceed north to Fiddlers Green Park at the corner of Buffalo Street and Franklin Street. A wreath will be placed on that park’s monument. The parade will continue down Franklin Street to Main Street, then to Maplewood Cemetery.

Tom Hawkins will act as the master of ceremonies at the service at the mound, in the Maplewood Cemetery, and retired Col. Laurence Plumb will speak.

Flowers will be placed on the mound, in memory of deceased veterans, by members of Concord Post No. 431, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5260 and their auxiliaries, Vietnam veterans, firemen and fire department auxiliaries.

Concord Supervisor Gary Eppolito, Springville Mayor William Krebs, Girls State citizen Tainne Dallas, Boys State candidates Collin Edbauer and James Oatman, the Rev. Gary Schindler and the Springville-Griffith Institute high school band will also take part in the service. The program will close with a gun salute, followed by “Taps.”

The Sardinia Community Memorial Day services will be held at the Sardinia Cemetery at 8 a.m. and the Southern Erie County Memorial Day service will be held at Sprague Brook Park at 11.

A parade will begin at the Colden Elementary School in Colden at 8:15. It will end at Veterans Memorial Park, next to the Colden Town Hall.

The Collins Center parade will form at the corner of Collins Center-Zoar Valley Road and Route 39 at 9 a.m. It will proceed down Route 39, to the Collins Center Cemetery.

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