HOPEWELL VALLEY: Memorial Day events slated

Three separate observances locally

   Hopewell Valley will observe Memorial Day on May 25, 26 and 27.
   On May 25, the Hopewell Valley Veterans Association will host its Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at Alliger Park, located on Washington Crossing-Pennington Road in Hopewell Township.
   Memorial bricks that were scheduled to be unveiled last Veterans Day will be unveiled during this event. (That ceremony was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy).
   Honors to Vietnam War and Global War on Terrorism veterans are scheduled for the November 2013 Veterans Day Ceremony.
   HOPEWELL’S Memorial Day Parade will be held on May 26. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. from Taylor Terrace, continue down Broad Street, turn onto Princeton Avenue and end at the Hopewell Elementary School.
   Following the parade there will be an awards and memorial ceremony on the front lawn of the elementary school. Hot dogs, drinks and ice pops will be available for all attendees.
   Throughout the parade, the Blawenburg Band, set up opposite the reviewing stand, will play music.
   Hopewell’s Memorial Day parade line-up is as follows:
   United States Marine Corps. Color Guard;
   John T. Dempster Jr. Division, US Naval Sea Cadets;’
   American Legion Post 339 Color Guard;
   Central Jersey Military Motor Pool;
   Twin Pine Composite Squadron (Civil Air Patrol);
   St. Ann’s of Hampton Pipes and Drums;
   Hopewell Fire Department, Emergency Medical Unit and Ladies Auxiliary;
   Roger Labaw, 1936 LaSalle;
   Trevor Harms, 1942 Willy’s MB;
   Weidel Realtors, 1947 Dodge “Job Rated” Pick-Up;
   Robert Cherry, 1949 Ford Convertible;
   John Hunt, 1951 Studebaker Pick-Up Truck;
   Bill Furlong, 1955 T. Bird;
   Vince Mendola, 1957 Chevy;
   Pennington Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary;
   Pennington First Aid Squad;
   Ed Hahn;
   HVCHS Marching Band;
   Girl Scout Daisy Troop No. 70287;
   Girl Scouts of Hopewell Valley;
   Hopewell Boy Scout Troop 71;
   Montgomery Township Cub Scout Packs181, 185, 850.
   Boy Scout Troop 46;
   Union Fire Company, Titusville;
   Tom Grimm, Nomad Pizza, 1960 Fiat 500;
   Al Danner, 1968 Mustang Convertible;
   Jersey Junk Muddin’ Crew, 1969 C-10 Stepside;
   Bounie Schmidtke, 1970 Plymouth Road Runner;
   Bill Sappington, 1973 F-100 Pick-Up;
   Marvin Stines, 1974 Chevy Nova;
   Local Trail Riders;
   Hopewell Council of Churches;
   Hopewell Borough Bike Brigade;
   Watch Eye Farm;
   Montgomery Fire Department No.1;
   Christine’s Hope for Kids;
   Montgomery Fire Department No. 2;
   Montgomery EMS;
   Rocky Hill Hook and Ladder Company No. 1;
   Rocky Hill First Aid;
   Amwell Valley Fire Company ;
   Steven Duvin, 1935 John Deere Model A;
   Steven Walters and Steven Walters Jr., 1938 John Deere Model G;
   Joe Sturjunis, 1945 John Deere Model H;
   Ronnie Reed , 1950 John Deere Model AR;
   Courtney Walters and Braylee Walters, 1954 John Deere Model R;
   Leon Walters IV, 1960 John Deere Model 830;
   Carl Hansen, 1951 John Deere Model B Tractor;
   David Wert, 1953 Farmall Tractor;
   Standing Stone Stable.
    The Hopewell Fire Department and Emergency Medical Unit thanks the 2013 parade sponsors: Gold Contributor, Hopewell Valley American Legion Post 339; Silver Contributors (Dana Group, LLC, Valley Oil, Nomad Pizza, Hopewell Valley Community Bank); Bronze Contributors (Hopewell Borough Barber Shop and Hopewell Auto Parts). Other donors are: Hopewell Antiques, Gallery 14, Hopewell Pharmacy and Williamson Electrical Service.
   PENNINGTON — The Pennington Parks and Recreation Commission has set the Memorial Day parade for May 27 at 11 a.m. Participation in the parade is free and open to all groups and organizations throughout the Valley. Veterans who would like to march or be driven in the parade are welcome. Questions? Contact Michelle Needham, parade coordinator, at 818-1450 or mneedham@tellurian.com.
   The commission will host a concert on May 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Howe Commons. Bring a blanket and picnic and enjoy some rock n’ roll and blues played by local band “Clearing Out the Cobwebs.”
    The parade line of march is as follows:
   Pennington Police;
   Naval Sea Cadets Corps Color Guard;
   Valley Veterans;
   Mayor, Council & Former Mayors;
   Hopewell Valley High Marching Band;
   Pennington Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary;
   Pennington Future Fire Fighters Float;
   Theme Contest Winner;
   Trenton Cyrus Lodge No. 5;
   The Neary Team;
   Pennington Montessori School;
   Pennington Players;
   Pennington Business Association with Blawenburg Band;
   Hopewell Fire Department and Emergency Medical Unit;
   Union Fire Company and Rescue Squad;
   Clearing Out the Cobwebs Band;
   Antique Cars;
   Viva Gelato;
   Cream King;
   Pennington Presbyterian Nursery School Float;
   Princeton Community Church Float;
   Victory Tae Kwondo;
   Daisy Girl Scout Troop 70187;
   Daisy Girl Scout Troop 70021 ;
   Brownie Troop 187;
   Brownie Troop 154;
   Girl Scouts of Hopewell Valley (nine troops);
   Tiger Cubs Pack 44;
   Cub Scout Pack 556;
   Cub Scout Pack 44;
   Boy Scout Troop 41;
   Boy Scout Troop 44;
   Boy Scout Troop 1776;
   Any late entries;
   ”Kids on Bikes” Brigade;
   Spoiled Stables, Mules;
   Standing Stone Stable, Pony/Horses;
   Local Trail Riders, Horses.
    — Ruth Luse