Sheffield: Memorial Day events planned in Ashley Falls

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A Memorial Day parade sponsored by the Ashley Falls Village Improvement Society will step off at 8 a.m. Monday, May 26, from the Ashley Falls village green and end at the cemetery on Clayton Road where the ceremony will take place.

The parade will feature local veterans, the Sheffield Fire Department, Selectmen, Sheffield Whinnies, local Scout troops, and other groups. Bagpiper Eric Goodchild will lead the march and William Conklin will play taps at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Clergy from Trinity United Methodist Church and Greenwoods Community Church will take part, and members of the community will participate as master of ceremonies, singers and readers.

Cub Scout Pack 28 will distribute carnations to all veterans attending the celebration.

All members of the military, past and present, are encouraged to be a part of the parade; uniforms are not required.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the parade will return to the grounds of Trinity United Methodist Church on Route 7A, where juice, coffee, and doughnuts will be served.

In the event of rain, the parade itself will be canceled and the ceremony will take place in the Methodist Church, with refreshments in the church hall.


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