The annual South Webster Bloom Township Memorial Day Observance Parade and Ceremony will be Monday, May 30. The parade starts at South Webster High School, 10529 Main St., South Webster, at 11 a.m., and parade line-up will be at 10:30 a.m. at the high school. Following the parade a Memorial Day Ceremony will be at the Gazebo Park. Guest speaker will be Staff Sgt. Ashley Adkinson of the Air Force.
Lunch will be at the South Webster Bloom Township Fire Station from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch is sponsored by the South Webster Bloom Township Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Whole strawberry pies will also be on sale at the fire station from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Service of South Webster.
For more information on the parade only call Bill Fenton at (740) 778-8301. For information on the Memorial Day Ceremony, parade and lunch contact Sharon Bauer at (740) 778-3369.
Memorial Day Association needs volunteers
The Scioto County Memorial Day Association is in charge of placing flags on veterans’ graves throughout Scioto County. As there are more than 2,500 veterans in Greenlawn Cemetery alone, help is needed to make sure these veterans receive the honor they so richly deserve. This daunting task could not be completed properly if not for the volunteers from previous years. So they need your help to complete flagging this year.
On Friday, May 27, Saturday, May 28, and Sunday May 29, the Association Grave Flagging chairman will be at Greenlawn Cemetery at 9 a.m. each morning.
If you could donate some of your time for this important tribute, call Rhonda Madison at (740) 858-5388 or (740) 354-0651 and leave a message if no one answers. Your unselfish participation will be greatly appreciated.
SOMC celebrates National Cancer Survivor’s Day
Southern Ohio Medical Center will host a National Cancer Survivor’s Day celebration to honor and recognize local cancer survivors and their families. The celebration is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 5 at the SOMC Friends Community Center, 1202 18th St., Portsmouth.
“We look forward to celebrating cancer survivors at this event every year,” Wendi Waugh, administrative director of the SOMC Cancer Center, said. “It’s a wonderful time to remember the journey they have gone through and to rejoice in the victory they have overcome. “
Cancer survivors and their families are invited to join us for food, door prizes and entertainment by Doc Roc and The Remedies. Registration by May 30 is requested and can be made by calling (740) 356-7490.