Memorial Day services detailed
Memorial Day services set for
Friday and Monday in Adena
ADENA — West Elementary School in Adena will be the setting for a Memorial Day service on Friday at 1 p.m. involving the Adena American Legion Post 525, its auxiliary unit and students.
All parents, families and the public are urged to attend. The guest speaker will Fred Abdalla Jr., Jefferson County sheriff.
On Monday at 9 a.m., the Memorial Day program in Adena will begin with a community ecumenical memorial service at St. Casimir Church, located on Hanna Avenue, Adena. Fallen soldiers will be remembered with a “Roll Call of those Killed in Action” and “Poppy Presentation.”
Following Monday’s church service, the Memorial Day parade will line up on Hanna Avenue and begin at the Legion post. After the parade, the service will be held at the Legion Memorial. The guest speaker will be Army Capt. Nicole Hopkins McClure.
“The members of the American Legion, Post 525 of Adena, hope that all veterans, families and organizations will spend a few hours with us to remember those who have died for their country, so we can enjoy the freedom that we have today,” noted Roger Sliva of the Legion. “Your participation in the Memorial Day services and parade would be appreciated.”
‘Celebrate, Honor, Remember’
theme of Richmond’s parade
RICHMOND — “Celebrate, Honor and Remember” is the theme of Richmond’s Memorial Day parade that starts at 11 a.m. on Monday and is sponsored by the Richmond Community Historical Society.
Floats and parade participants will line up at Hardy Field at 10:30 a.m. Because of safety concerns and limited space, parking will no longer be available at the field where the floats line up. Participants may be dropped off by the Richmond Presbyterian Church.
Wendy Byers and Donna Corder are co-chairs of the parade that will proceed through town and be led by members of the Richmond American Legion Post 740 Honored Seven of which J.O. Henry is post commander and will serve as master of ceremonies at Richmond Union Cemetery.
The featured speaker will be Vohn Kasen Arnold, a graduate of Edison High School and two-year member of the Richmond Legion. An Army Sgt. who transferred to the National Guard in Pennsylvania, Arnold served tours of duty in Kuwait and Iraq.
Laurel Kemp, daughter of Grant and Cindy Kemp, will recite the Gettysburg Address.
Mark and Gina of Richmond will serve as parade grand marshals. Mark is a former village councilman and served two consecutive terms as mayor of Richmond, beginning in 1992 when he was the village’s youngest mayor ever elected. He is president of Richmond Engineering Works and a member of the Richmond Community Historical Society. Gina was an art teacher in the Indian Creek School District before her retirement and is vice president of the Steubenville Art Association. They have two daughters, Mrs. Bobby (Kimberly) Sherretts and Stephanie Judy.
The historical society will have the Crew House Museum located on Main Street open to visitors on Monday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Memorial Day festivities Monday kick off with a pancake, sausage and scrambled eggs breakfast in the fellowship hall of the Richmond United Methodist Church, 112 S. Sugar St., from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Cost is by donation, and proceeds will benefit Boy Scout Troop 20 Eagle Scout projects and summer camp fees.
Poppies will be available for a donation and constitute a fundraiser of the Richmond American Legion Auxiliary. The red crepe paper poppies are made by veterans as part of their therapeutic rehabilitation and are distributed across the country in exchange for donations that go directly to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans, according to the national auxiliary website.
Ron Martin grand marshal
for East Springfield parade
EAST SPRINGFIELD — East Springfield’s Memorial Day parade and veterans service will be held Monday beginning at 10 a.m. when the parade starts at the former East Springfield School.
Parade participants should report to the school for sign-in before 9:15 a.m.
There will be first-, second- and third-place prizes awarded at $50, $35 and $20, respectively, in the following categories — floats, cars/trucks, tractors, horses and novelty. The judges’ decisions are made at point of entry and are final. Everyone is welcome to enter.
The grand marshal will be Ron Martin, a Korean War veteran and lifelong resident of East Springfield.
The service speaker will be Jerry Works, lay leader at the Church of the Cross United Methodist Church in East Springfield.
Following the service there will be a covered-dish dinner with hots dogs and ice provided by the East Springfield Community Center.
Piney Fork Legion Post plans Sunday Memorial Day service
PINEY FORK — The Piney Fork American Legion Gwynn Allen Post 735 will hold its Memorial Day service on Sunday at noon at the Legion hall grounds.
In case of inclement weather, the service will be moved indoors. Following the service, the auxiliary will have a luncheon in the hall. Everyone is invited to attend.