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5/25/2015 - Memorial Day Parade May 25th

On May 25, 2015 Canton’s First Selectman, Richard Barlow, invites all Town residents to participate in the 2015 Memorial Day Parade.

The Parade will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. at the Canton Intermediate School and work its way through Collinsville ending at the Village Cemetery. A memorial service will take place at the Village Cemetery at the end of the parade. Rev. Linda Spiers of Trinity Episcopal Church will conduct the Invocation and Benediction. Mrs. Leslee Hill, Chair of Canton Board of Education will be the speaker. Bill Gimignani will be the Grand Marshall for this year’s parade; Bill is a World War II Veteran who fought in the battle of Iwo Jima. Students from the Canton School District will present readings and the Canton High School Marching Band will perform.

The Town invites all available Veterans to march in the parade. Veterans that are not up to marching can get a ride in the Parade and will be picked up prior to the event. Please contact the Town’s CAO’s office at (860) 693-7841 if you are interested in participating. Coffee and refreshments will be provided at the Community Center beginning at 8:00 a.m. In particular, the Town is looking for Veterans who may be interested in participating in the Color Guard.
It is important that Veteran’s interested in marching gather at the Community Center by 9:30a.m.; all other groups marching shall gather at the Canton Intermediate School by 9:30 a.m.

Due to the Collinsville Streetscape construction on Main Street, there will be a NEW PARADE ROUTE:

Starting at 10am:  Community Center on Dyer Ave.  South on to Dyer.  Right on to Maple Avenue.  Left on to River Street.  Left on to Main Street.  Right on to Center Street.  Left on to Huckleberry Hill.  End at cemetery. 

We hope that everyone gets an opportunity to come out to the parade to honor surviving veterans and all the fallen soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Traffic Alert / Advisory for the Memorial Day Parade
May 25, 2015

The Town of Canton Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for Monday, May 25th starting at 10am.

The parade will start on Dyer Avenue at the Intermediate School. Please use caution when driving in this area due to pedestrians walking. Dyer Avenue will be closed at Simonds Avenue to thru traffic starting at 9:30 a.m.

Sections of Maple Avenue, Bridge Street (Route 179), River Street, Main Street and Huckleberry Hill Road will be closed for the parade starting at 10:00 a.m.

Residents of Main Street, please have vehicles removed from the road by 9:30 a.m.

Please plan accordingly and take an alternate route if you are required to travel in this area during this time period.