Many Ontario County communities are commemorating Memorial Day in a big way. Here are a few of the holiday events on tap for Monday.
Bloomfield area parades: 8:30 a.m., hamlet of Ionia proceeding to Millers Corners Cemetery concluding with ceremony; 9:15 a.m., from new to old Pioneer Cemeteries in West Bloomfield with ceremonies at both cemeteries; 11 a.m., up Main Street in Bloomfield to South Avenue and to Elton Park for a ceremony. Guest speaker is Daniel McAlpin, Bloomfield High School principal.
Bloomfield chicken barbecue and bake sale: noon to 1:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 10 South Ave. Sponsored by Bloomfield’s American Heritage Girls Troop NY0024. Meals cost $9 in advance, $10 at the door. Price includes a half-chicken, salt potatoes, coleslaw and a roll from King's Catering. Veterans get a free cookie. Cost $9-$10. Call 585-259-5820 or email email@example.com for information.
Canandaigua parade: 10 a.m., American Legion Post 256, 454 N. Main St. The parade travels south on Main Street, right onto Buffalo Street and left onto Pearl Street, ending at Woodlawn Cemetery. A memorial service follows. A ceremony for those lost at sea will be held at noon at the City Pier.
Hopewell ceremony: 11 a.m., Hopewell Town Hall, 2716 County Road 47. Presented by the town of Hopewell Historical Society. Hank Trickey will speak on local families affected by the Vietnam War. Hopewell Fire Department will present a flag ceremony.
Manchester parade: Starts at 9:30 a.m.
Naples parade: Starts at 10 a.m., Main Street.
Palmyra parade: 9 a.m., Main Street. A remembrance ceremony follows in Village Cemetery on Vienna Street.
Victor, march with Ganondagan: 9:30 a.m., Victor Primary School, 953 High St. March in the Victor parade at 10 a.m., Main Street. Wear a Ganondagan T-shirt or purple shirt. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.