Elizabeth MacNeil enjoyed “FunFest” at the 2012 Hague Memorial Day festivities.
The Hague Senior Citizen’s Club will again sponsor a day of fun and remembrance the Saturday before Memorial Day.
The 12th annual Memorial Day parade and funfest will be held Saturday, May 24, with events starting at 10 a.m.
“The town helps to sponsor the event and all of the work is done through volunteers,” said Maureen Cherubini, who organizes the events along with her husband, Mike. “It is a community Memorial Day.”
The annual parade will be held at 2 p.m., starting on Route 8 and proceeding to the town park on Route 9N, with bands, floats, clowns and classic cars. The parade will also have awards for best of show, most patriotic, best Adirondack, most humorous, best youth and honorable mention adult and youth. The judging stand will be located at the Baptist Church Parking Lot.
For grand marshals, Cherubini said they were proud to honor six World War II Veterans: Art Tricka, Frank Koenig, Bruce Craig, Richard Feibush, Dottie Henry and Betty McGuire, along with all who have served.
After the parade, there will be a Memorial Day service around 3 p.m. with an address from BrigGen. James O’Toole.
“We will honor members of the 188th Infantry along with all soldiers from the area,” Cherubini said. “The names to be honored are George Balcom, Isasc Bristol, Hiram Burt, Orlando Burt, John Calkins, Lyman Hill, Thomas Kelly, William Newton, Adam Putnam, Solomon Robbins, David H. Roberts, Garrett Smith and Waters W. Wright.”
The Funfest will take place at the Hague Town Park on Route 9N starting at 10 a.m. and running until 4 p.m.
“The senior citizens will have their white elephant sale and cafe for food a refreshment,” Cherubini said. “There will be a lot of vendors and crafts.”
Cherubini said there will also be a slide and bounce house at the funfest.
“There will be attendants for the bounce house and if there are any high winds, it will not be put up,” Cherubini said, referring to the recent story of a bounce house in Glens Falls being lifted into the air and hurting three children.
At the funfest, the Cambridge Band will perform at 12:30 p.m. There will also be exhibits including K9 search and rescue dogs, ABC Critters, Up Yonda Farms, Penelope the Clown, Steve Pelkey of WOKO, games, food concessions and baked goods.
Fire Police will man the Road Closings during the Parade. West Hague Road from Fire House to Hague Town Shed will close at 1 to 1:45 p.m. for Parade Lineup. Route 8 will be closed from Decker Hill east to Route 9N at 1:45 p.m. once all units have cleared. Route 9N closes at 1:50 p.m. at Dodd Hill and at New Hague Roads.
Parking signs will be in all village lots, including Darrin Lot across from the Town Park; the former Lakeshore Garage property on 9N; between Baptist Church and Junipers Shop; east of Wesleyan Church; Community Center; and some spots in Baptist Church and Catholic Church lots.
For information, call Cherubini at 543-6463.