Parade association seeks participants

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The Ravenna Memorial Day Association hopes to make Memorial Day 2014 a community event. The group seeks participation of veteran, civic, social and youth organizations in Portage County.

Again this year, the group would like to expand parade participation to any interested group.

The 2014 Memorial Day parade will be May 26. Participants should sign in at 8:30 a.m. at American Legion Post No. 331, 109 Elm St., at East Main Street. The parade steps off at 10 a.m.

The parade starts on East Main and heads west to the Portage County Courthouse, where there will be a short service at the Veterans Memorial.

The parade will then continue on to Maple Grove Cemetery on North Chestnut Street. There will be a memorial service at the cemetery also.

After the service, the Memorial Day Association will host a luncheon at the American Legion. The luncheon is open to all parade participants and veterans.

Anyone interested in being in the parade may contact Sharon Oostdyk at 330-654-2228 or Steve Summers at 330-801-1027.

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