Vets' Day parade Friday; other activities this weekend
Veterans Day will be celebrated in Holton with a parade on Friday, Nov. 10, and a special dinner for vets Saturday.
A Veterans Day parade is being planned for 1:30 p.m. Friday around the Holton Town Square, it has been announced.
Line-up will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of the parade north on New York Avenue north of Casey’s. Some veterans will be organizing earlier than that at the Vets Club, it was reported. The Holton High School band is scheduled to participate in the parade.
Participants are asked to contact organizers John Chiles, 364-2824, and Carolyn Koger, 364-3321, to let them know if you plan to be in the parade.
Members of the public and local schools are invited to attend the parade and wave small flags along the parade route.
A special Veterans Day Community Dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Northeast Kansas Heritage Complex south of Holton. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m.
The dinner is open to veterans and all members of the community. Guests are asked to bring a covered dish and salad or dessert. Unwrapped toys are also being collected at the dinner in support of the Toys for Toys project.
Guest speaker for the event will be retired Lt. Col. Erich Campbell, and music will be provided by the Fairlawn Swing Band. The dinner will be sponsored by the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary Post 1367 of Holton.
The official Veterans Day holiday is Saturday, Nov. 11, but is being observed by many businesses and organizations, including local governments, on Friday.
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