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Cheshire Memorial Day Parade Marching Orders

May 26, 2013 by John Rook

The Cheshire Memorial Day Parade is scheduled to be held today beginning at 1 p.m. on Route 10.
This yearly event attracts participants and spectators from all over. This year's parade will feature everything from fife and drum corps to local marching bands.
In case of inclement weather, call the Parks and Recreation hotline—(203) 250-2470—to find out if the parade has been cancelled (rain date is June 2).
The marching orders for the parade are as follows:

Division 1
1.) Cheshire Police Motorcycles
2.) Cheshire Police Color Guard
3.) Parade Marshals: John White and Ernie DiPietro
4.) Police Chief and Senior Officers
5.) Town Council and Elected Officials
6.) VFW and American Legion Color Guard
7.) Grand Marshal’s Car (Clergy) Frank Lombardo: Escort
8.) Cheshire High School Band
9.) Army Air Force Round Table
10.) U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps
11.) WWII Vets Vehicle CHS Brave Club
12.) Cheshire Republicans
13.) Cheshire Democrats
14.) Democratic Women’s Club
15.) Exchange Club
16.) Sphinx Cycle Unit
17.) Chamber of Commerce
18.) Windsor Fife and Drum Corps
19.) Masonic Temple Lodge #16
Division Commander/s — John White and Ernie DiPietro
Division 1 will form on Route 10 in front of the Cheshire Police Department

Division 2
1.) Yalesville Fife and Drum
2.) Cheshire Fire Dept. Marching Men
3.) Cheshire Fire Dept. Marching Ladies Auxiliary
4.) Cheshire Fire Trucks
5.) Campion Ambulance
Division Commander — Fire Chief Jack Casner
Division 2 will form on Hinman Street

Division 3
1.) Division Commander: Leslie Marinaro
2.) Dodd Middle School Band
3.) Cheshire Youth Baseball/Softball
4.) Cheshire Horse Council
5.) Rotary Club — Vehicle
6.) Abilities Without Boundaries
7.) Olympic Tae Kwon-Do Academy — Walkers
8.) Pyramid Shriner’s Motor Patrol
9.) Kiwanis Club
10.) Chester Fife and Drum Corps
11.) Charlie Hurst Antique Car (Will join from Hinman)
12.) First Congregational Church/Strawberry Festival — Tractor Pulling Trailer
13.) Earl Genest — 1989 Ford Bronco
14.) Bill Coleman — Tractor
15.) St. Bridget School
16.) Strollo’s Tow Truck
Division Commander — Leslie Marinaro
Division 3 will form at Highland School next to the Cheshire Police Department off of Route 10

Division 4
1.) Cheshire United Methodist Church – Vehicle Pulling Flatbed
2.) Girl Scouts/Brownies/Daisies
3.) J.C. Karate — Walkers & Smart Car
4.) Cheshire Historical Society — Antique Tractor With Small Float
5.) Colonel John Chester Drum Corps
6.) Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts
7.) Copper Valley Swim and Tennis -- Tractor Pulling Flatbed
8.) Arisco Farms — 4 Tractors
9.) Notch Store — Golf Cart & Truck
10.) Therapeutic Recreation — Pickup Truck and Walkers
11.) A.J. Waste — Rolloff Truck, Antique Truck and Recycling Truck
12.) Cheshire Women’s Club
13.) Knights of Columbus
14.) Ollie’s Garage
15.) Late EntrantsDivision Commander — Leslie Marinaro
Division 4 will form at Highland School next to the Cheshire Police Department off of Route 10

Division 5 (Float Division)
1.) Bennett Family Musicians
2.) Paws Pet Resort and Spa
3.) Cheshire Dog Park
4.) Cheshire YMCA Camp/Adventures Guides – Camp Bus and Float
5.) Late Entrants
Division Commander — Bob Farrell
Division 5 will form on Eastgate Drive off of Route 10 just north of the Cheshire Police Department

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