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Local groups to march in Memorial Day parade

Observer staff report

Williston residents can head one town over to take part in the annual Essex Memorial Day festivities.
Several town groups plan to join the parade—the Williston Fire Department, Williston Jazzercize and the Williston Wheezers.
Essex Memorial Day events begin Friday with a 7:30 p.m. service at the First Congregational Church in Essex, followed by an 8:30 p.m. candlelight vigil at Veterans Memorial Park in Five Corners.
The parade, set for Saturday, begins at 10 a.m., preceded by a 9:30 service at Veterans Memorial Park.
The parade begins at gate F of the Champlain Valley Exposition and runs along Route 2A South to Essex Junction’s Five Corners before heading down Pearl Street and back to the Exposition grounds.
At noon, there will be a chicken barbeque at VFW Post 6689, located at 73 Pearl Street.

For more information, visit www.essexmemorialday.com.