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May 19, 2014

SHORELINE BYLINE: Welcome summer at the Wilson Memorial Day Fair

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Good morning dear readers: How’s everyone this week? It looks pretty good weather-wise after all the rain we’ve had lately. It will be good to dry out a little. Anyway, we have lots of activities going on around Wilson and the rain will not deter us from our appointed rounds of fun.

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The 42nd Annual Wilson Historical Society Memorial Day Fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 26 on the museum grounds, 645 Lake St. The American Legion will hold a special Memorial Day flag-raising ceremony at noon. A Super Flea Market with more than 250 vendors starts the day off. There will be free entertainment by the Bar Room Buzzards. The Antique Car Museum will also be open and a special section for the display of antique and collectible cars on the grounds will be available, with dash plaques for those that participate. Food will include a Chiavetta's chicken barbecue from 10:30 a.m. until gone, hot dogs and burgers, cotton candy, homemade pies, sno-cones, coffee, doughnuts, soft drinks, bottled water and more. The Museum Depot will be open for visitors, with exhibits and displays. The Caboose, Fittro Shop, One Room Schoolhouse and the Tugwell Cabin will all be open to the public. There will also be a raffle for a queen-size quilt, “Kaleidoscope,” which will be on display. Parking is free at the museum and in the village with a shuttle bus to the grounds. For more information, call Historical Society President Kyle Andrews at 870-7043. 

Also on Memorial Day, Gary S. Pettit, post commander of the Martin F. Jennings Post 836, invites everyone to participate in the Annual Memorial Day Service at the Greenwood Veterans Memorial Park. Units will form at 9:45 a.m. on the roadway adjacent to the Clark burial site and proceed to the memorial. The National Anthem will be sung by Olivia Goode. The Retired Men’s Service Club of Niagara Chorus will perform under the direction of Bud Mayer. The guest speaker will be Assemblywoman Jane Corwin. This year’s ceremony is dedicated to Legionnaire Peter Rademacher. The Benediction will be by the Rev. Ron Haefer of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. At noon, the Legion will dedicate the Flag Raising to Legionnaires Milton “Ollie” Clark and Edward Allgeier.

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