Memorial Day Events

Memorial Day weekend marks many celebrations. One such celebration is the Avoca Fire Department Men's Slow Pitch Softball Tournament which will be held Friday through Sunday.

The tournament will begin Friday evening at 5:00. The weekend will also include a chicken barbecue on Saturday from 11:00 until gone, and live music from 7:00 PM to midnight at Avoca Lakeside Park. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, with the drawing to take place Saturday night. Food and refreshments will be available all weekend.

Pleasant Ridge Church will hold an open house on both Saturday and Sunday at the church. Saturday's hours will run from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and the open house will run Sunday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Richland Center American Legion will hold a brat stand at Walsh's Ace on Saturday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Proceeds from the event will go toward the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.

The United Church of Muscoda, Presbyterian will hold its Worship at the River event on Sunday at 9:30 AM at the Wisconsin River Boat Landing.

Area communities will also be holding local Memorial Day programs on Monday, May 29th.

Cazenovia Legion 491 will hold a Memorial Day program and parade. The parade will be held at 9:00 AM and will travel from the gas station to the Legion Hall. The program will follow inside with the Weston High School Band and flag retirement.

Richland Center's Memorial Day Parade will begin in front of the Richland Center Post Office. Line up time starts at 9:30 AM with the parade starting at 10:00 AM. The parade will end at the Richland Center Cemetery. VFW Post 2267 encourages participation in this Memorial Day event to honor those who have lost their lives in active Military service. The Chapter VII troop carrier will be available for Veterans who cannot march. Also in Richland Center, the Woman's Relief Corp would like to invite the public to observe the Sea Memorial ceremony (Water Service) following the Memorial Day service at the Cemetery. The Sea Memorial Ceremony will be held on the bridge at North Park past the tennis court.

St Malachy's Church in Clyde will be having a Memorial Day mass beginning at 10:00 AM. A cemetery program will follow at 10:45 by the Lone Rock American Legion. Lunch will follow.

Blue River will hold a Memorial Day program at 10:30 at the Blue River Community Building.

There will be a Memorial Day ceremony at Resting Green Cemetery near Ironton, at 11:00 AM. The ceremony will honor all veterans, especially the many buried in Resting Green Cemetery and the adjoining Calvary Cemetery. The Cazenovia American Legion Post will provide the honor guard and John Pearson will be the speaker. The ceremony will include the reading of the names of the veterans buried in the two cemeteries. Resting Green Cemetery is located on Cemetery Road, just east of Ironton.