Roaring Brook Park
There will be several events on Sunday, May 26. The gates open at 8 a.m., and events begin at 9 a.m. There will be an opening ceremony by American Legion Barton Post #76, farm stock tractor pulling, horse and pony pulling, a jackpot gymkhana series, old-fashioned games, cow flop Bingo, face painting, food booths, and more. Admission is $5; children under ten are free.
There will be a 30-team horseshoe tournament at 10 a.m., with registration at 9 a.m. To pre-register, contact Ray Lamarche at 754-8734.
Memorial Day observances will be on Monday, May 27, with a parade starting at 10 a.m. at the corner of Main and School streets. People and organizations who wish to participate in the parade should contact Harvey Robitaille at 334-2591; parade participants should gather on Main Street at 9 a.m. on May 27. City dignitaries and legislators have been invited to attend, and the North Country Union Junior High School band will play. The parade will go from there to Gardner Park, where there will be a ceremony. New this year, Beverly Davis of Brownington will play the bagpipes at the ceremony.
The parade will be on Monday, May 27, at 11 a.m., kicking off at the old mill. The parade goes to the bridge, where a wreath will be thrown into the river. The parade will then go through the center of town, and there will be another ceremony at the Town Green, where a wreath will be laid at the grave marker. There will be a raising of the flag at the Town Green as well. The parade then marches down to the Legion home, where there will be another wreath laying ceremony at the grave of a North Troy soldier, and another raising of the flag. The North Country Union High School band will play in the parade. There will be a flea market starting at 11 a.m. at American Legion Post #28. Participants should bring their own table and register with the Legion by calling 988-2861 after 4 p.m.; registration is $10. After the parade, there will be a chicken barbecue at the Legion. It will include hot dogs and hamburgers.
There will be a parade on Monday, May 27, starting at 11 a.m. at the Town Green, with music by the Lake Region Union High School Band. There will be a gun salute, and a wreath at the bridge. There will be a ceremony at the Town Hall.
There will be a parade on Monday, May 27, starting at the cemetery at 11 a.m., and going down to the Town Memorial.
The parade will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 27, at the common. It will go down Water, Liberty and Church streets, and will turn around in the Ethan Allen parking lot. The parade will stop at the Main Street Bridge, where honors to the sea service will be rendered, followed by a gunfire salute and the playing of “Taps.” The parade will then return to the village monument for the salute for all deceased veterans. The parade will include floats, fire trucks from Westmore and Orleans, cars from the Cars of Yesteryear Club and the Northeast Kingdom Fire Brigade, members of the Legion, Boy Scouts, and more. The Lake Region Union High School and Orleans Central Supervisory Union bands will play, and Roberta Jaworski will sing the national anthem. The guest speaker will be retired Vermont Air National Guard Chief Master Sergeant Gordon L’esperance. The master of ceremonies will be U.S. Air Force Vietnam veteran Roger Sanville.
There will be a parade at 11 a.m., on Monday, May 27. Parade participants will line up on Water Street. The Orleans Central Supervisory Union band will provide parade music, and the Cars of Yesteryear Club and the Northeast Kingdom Fire Brigade will be in the parade, along with fire trucks. The parade will come back up Main Street and will go down as far as the ballpark, then will come back around to the memorial for the services. As part of the ceremony, a new grave marker for World War II veterans will be installed. Two World War II veterans will be in attendance. Representative Sam Young will be the speaker. There will be a luncheon at the Albany Methodist Church at noon.
Observations will be on Thursday, May 30. The program will begin at 10 a.m., in the Craftsbury Academy gymnasium. It will be a traditional program and include a mixture of student speakers. Then there will be a parade, from the school to the cemetery on the common. The Civil War Hemlocks will be the color guard. The school band will provide the parade music. The parade will return to the war memorial for more readings. After, there will be a picnic, hosted by the school, on the common. The picnic will be in the gymnasium in the event of rain.