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Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day activities in Prescott


Memorial Day activities in the Prescott area will take place throughout much of the morning of May 30.

An honor guard with members from American Legion Post 61 of Prescott and the VFW Post 9060 of Pierce County will travel throughout the western Pierce County area providing a Memorial Day honor ceremony with 21-gun salute.

The honor guard will meet at the American Legion Post 61 on Pearl St. in Prescott and start there. Then they will be at the Prescott Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Prescott at 8:15 a.m., then to St. Mary’s Church in Big River at 9:30 a.m., St. John’s UCC in Oak Grove at 9:45 a.m.; then to Mercord Mill Park at 10 a.m.; then a ceremony between the bridges at 10:15 a.m.

The honor guard will then join the Memorial Day Parade line-up at 10:30 a.m. The parade will go through town to the Veteran’s Triangle at St. Joseph’s Cemetery for a service at 11:15 a.m.

After the service people are invited to the Memorial Day Chicken Feed at Freedom Park with eat-in and take-out available.  The feed is serving Ptacek IGA’s famous BBQ chicken dinners (including potato salad, beans and bun). Also being served is hot dogs, pop, beer and wine coolers and ice cream courtesy of River Rock Treats.  The event is sponsored by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce.


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