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Parade, service part of annual Tallmadge Memorial Day observance

Pancake breakfast, 5K run, historic open houses also featured

by Jaime Gerard | Editor Published: May 25, 2014 12:00 AM
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Tallmadge -- This year's 146th annual Memorial Day Parade and Service, sponsored by Tallmadge American Legion Post 255 and Auxiliary, will kick off May 26 beginning at 10 a.m., with parade participants assembling in the Our Lady of Victory parking lot at 9.30 a.m.

The parade will proceed to the Circle and advance to the Tallmadge Cemetery for a service with a chance to reflect on the sacrifices made by veterans.

Tallmadge American Legion is asking all veterans, whether they are affiliated with a veterans group or not, to march in the parade.

Leading off the parade this year will be the Tallmadge Police Honor Guard, Northeast Ohio Honor Guard Team, Garfield High School Navy JROTC and the Tallmadge American Legion Post 255 and Auxiliary Unit.

John Ziegler's older military vehicles will be passing in review.

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The Tallmadge High School Band, Tallmadge fire and police departments, Gold Star Mothers, Mayor David Kline and City Council, Tallmadge Girl Scouts, Brownies, Tallmadge Primetimers, Tallmadge Lions, Tallmadge Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and military veterans, along with other groups will march in the parade.

Larry Moore of the Veterans Service Commission will serve as the featured speaker this year.

Those who wish to participate are asked to contact Jim Forsythe at 330-673-7638 or Hank Skowronski at 330-633-5060.

Any unit or organization wishing to participate is asked to call 330-633-5060 or 330-673-7638 or mail a request to the American Legion Post 255 at P.O. Box 255, Tallmadge 44278-0255.

Pancakes, 5K,

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open houses

The Tallmadge Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast May 26 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Tallmadge Community Center, 80 Community Road.

Breakfast includes all you can eat pancakes, with sausage, orange juice, coffee, tea and milk.

The cost is $6 for the adults, $4 for children ages 4 through 10, and free for children ages 3 and younger.

Ritchies Sporting Goods will host the 21st annual Tallmadge Memorial Day 5K Run and 1 mile Fun Run-Walk May 26.

The 5K run starts and finishes close to the historic Tallmadge Circle and weaves it's way through the beautiful residential section of the city of Tallmadge. The women will start at 7:30 a.m. and the men will start at 8:15 a.m.

After the race, finishers are invited to enjoy a free pancake breakfast courtesy of the Tallmadge Chamber of Commerce.

The 1 mile fun run starts at 8:45 a.m. and finishes close to the historic Tallmadge Circle in the same location as the 5K.

To register, visit the presenting sponsor, Ritchies Sporting Goods, 137 South Ave., or register online at www.imathlete.com.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Tallmadge Relay For Life. More than $2,500 worth of awards and door prizes will be given away. The first 600 runners who register will receive a high quality tech shirt. For more information, call 330-633-5667.

The Tallmadge Historical Society will host an open house May 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., following the Memorial Day Parade, at Old Town Hall, the Museum and the Historic Church on Tallmadge Circle. The Schenkenberger House, 35 Southwest Ave., will be open as well.

Contact the editor at 330-541-9429 or jgerard@recordpub.com

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