West Grove Memorial Day Parade

Everyone is invited to the Avon Grove Memorial Day Parade on Saturday at 9 a.m. Photo by Chris Barber

The 14th annual Avon Grove Memorial Day Parade will be held this Saturday, May 26, starting at 9 a.m. The route runs from the high school to Memorial Plaza on East Evergreen Street.

The ceremony at the park begins at about 9:45 a.m. Guest speaker is 1st Sgt. Donald C. Ritter of the Delaware Army National Guard. The Rev. Charlie Gross will deliver the invocation, and Rev. Jim Mundell of West Grove United Methodist Church will give the benediction. Music will be provided by the Avon Grove High School Band.

Afterward, the West Grove Presbyterian Church will host hot dog and soda snacks for the community.

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For more information, call Chairman John Ruffini at 610-869-3002.

In Oxford, the parade will step off on Third Street at South Street at 10 a.m. and proceed north to the cemetery. There, a memorial ceremony will be held. Parade Chairman Jack Lynch said the Oxford High School Band will be providing the music.

Parade Organizer Bill Taylor is putting together another extravaganza for Memorial Day in Kennett Square. He invites the public to participate and honor the four grand marshals, who will greet spectators from convertibles along the way.

The parade starts on Monday, May 28, at 10 a.m. Lineup is from 9 to 9:15 a.m. at Kennett High School, 100 E. South St.

The parade route begins at Kennett High School and Genesis (South Union and South streets), moves north on South Union Street to East Cypress Street. It then moves to South Broad Street to East State Street, then to North Union Street and out to Union Hill Cemetery.

The four grand marshals are World War II veterans Alfred Cocciolone Sr., Donald Curry, Pat Canfield and Walter Brun.