Memorial Day event scheduled in Senoia

by SARAH FAY CAMPBELL

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This antique entry sports the red, white and blue in Senoia's annual Memorial Day parade. Senoia's Memorial Day festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with entertainment, a food court, antiques, arts and crafts vendors, a children's area, a patriotic program at noon and the parade at 2 p.m.

It’s almost Memorial Day, and that means it’s time for Senoia’s 8th Annual Memorial Day Remembrance and Festival. 

The Memorial Day event includes a parade - with World War II veterans as honorary grand marshals - live music, Revolutionary and Civil War re-enactors, and a performance by the 116th Army Band. 

At dark, there will be a fireworks show at Marimac Lakes Park on Pylant Street.

During the day in downtown Senoia, there will also be arts and crafts and antiques vendors, a food court, and children’s activities. Entertainment includes performances of patriotic music by Music Alive, and the event will be emceed by Scott Sargeant and Charlie Filkins, the Car Guys. In addition to the vendors and food court, downtown shops and restaurants will be open. 

There’s still time to be in the parade or to be a vendor. There is no cost to participate in the parade, but participants are required to pre-register. Vendor spaces are $30; antiques and handmade arts and crafts are welcome. Buy/sell items are not. 

The deadline is Thursday. Parade and vendor forms can be downloaded at www.enjoysenoia.com, under the “annual events” menu, or www.senoia.com. 

Any veteran who wants to participate in the parade can contact event organizers and “we will make arrangements for them” to ride on a float or tram, said Suzanne Helfman of the Senoia Downtown Development Authority. 

The event will begin at 10 a.m., and a Memorial Day program will be held at noon. The 116h Army Band will perform a mini-concert after the parade.

The downtown events run until 5 p.m. 

The downtown events are sponsored by the Senoia Downtown Development Authority, and the fireworks show is sponsored by the city of Senoia. 

For more information, contact Gail Downs at 770-599-9155 or Suzanne Helfman at 770-599-8182. 




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