MEADVILLE — The following Memorial Day observances are set across Crawford County.
The Rev. Russell Hines is guest speaker at the Memorial Day Services at 1 p.m. Monday at Rocky Glen Cemetery. Fallowfield Odd Fellows Lodge of Atlantic is responsible for the services and the placing of American flags on the graves of veterans. The program is planned by Golden Rule Rebekah Lodge of Atlantic.
Cochranton has two Memorial Day services this weekend.
On Sunday, Reash Community Church, 3607 Reash Church Road, holds Memorial Day services at 10:30 a.m.
A special honor guard from the Civil Air Patrol along with a bagpiper from the Cochranton American Legion Post will participate. Special music will be presented by the church choir and every veteran and military personnel, both past and present, will be honored.
Additionally, the church will conduct an evening of music on Sunday at 7 p.m. The public is invited and all are welcome to attend both services.
- More information: Call Pastor Randy Keeling at (724) 253-3339.
James L. Steen Post 836 American Legion conducts its annual services at Cochranton Cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday.
A community picnic follows at Cochranton Lions Community Park starting at 11 a.m.
The event is hosted by the Cochranton Area Revitalization Effort committee. CARE will provide hot dogs and drinks. Community members are asked to take a dessert or dish to share and their own table service. The picnic will last until 2 p.m.
The Y Express of Cochranton will provide entertainment for children.
All donations will benefit the Lions Community Park Fund.
The Kiwanis Club of Conneaut Lake hold a parade and service Monday starting at 10 a.m. Lineup for the parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at Conneaut Lake Elementary School. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and proceeds along Water Street to the Civil War Monument on Water Street in downtown Conneaut Lake. A short service will recognize veterans from all wars. Local historian Sandy Porter, a Marine veteran, will be the featured speaker.
This year’s program will feature a tribute to U.S. Army Sgt. Chester Williams, a former Conneaut Lake resident who was in the Korean War. Williams’ remains were returned to Crawford County last year and have been buried at Greendale Cemetery in Meadville.