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May 3, 2021 - 2:35pm
posted by Press Release in Memorial Day Parade, city of batavia, news.

Press release

This is an invitation to all members of the community to participate in this year’s Batavia Memorial Day parade on Memorial Day -- Monday, May 31st.

The City of Batavia is sponsoring the parade and we are looking forward to a great turnout. The parade will kick off at 9:45 a.m. from the Eastown Plaza and end at the Alva Place parking lot.  

Any veterans wishing to participate in the parade can just show up at 9:15. Veterans needing a ride in the parade please contact me.

Any groups wishing to participate please let us know as all are welcome. Please keep the theme of respect to all our veterans and first responders.

We will be handing out small American flags to the children.

Let’s show our support to our veterans and first responders! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy our annual parade!

Thank you,

Bob Bialkowski

City of Batavia

Councilmember at Large

 (585) 409-3624

May 6, 2018 - 12:08pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Memorial Day Parade, Memorial Day, batavia, news.

Press release:

This is an open invitation to all members of the community to participate in this year’s Batavia Memorial Day parade on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th.

The City of Batavia is sponsoring the parade and we are looking forward to another great turnout. The parade will kick off at 9:45 a.m. from the Eastown Plaza and end at the Alva Place parking lot.

People can then go to the Veterans Memorial Service at the memorial site across the street at the Jerome Center.

Any veterans wishing to participate in the parade can just show up at 9:15. Any veterans needing a ride in the parade please contact me.

Any groups wishing to participate please let us know as all are welcome. Please keep the theme of respect to all our veteran and first responders.

Let’s show our support to our veterans and first responders.

Thank you,
Bob Bialkowski
Councilman at Large
(585) 409-3624

May 8, 2017 - 2:57pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Memorial Day Parade, batavia, news.

Press release:

This is an open invitation to all members of the community to participate in this year’s Batavia Memorial Day parade on Memorial Day Monday, May 29th.

The City of Batavia is sponsoring the parade and we are looking forward to another great turnout. The parade will kick off at 9:45 a.m. from the Eastown Plaza and end at the Alva Place parking lot. People can then go to the Veterans Memorial Service at the Memorial site across the street at the Jerome Center.

Any veterans wishing to participate in the parade can just show up at 9:15 a.m. Any veterans needing a ride in the parade, please contact Bob Bialkowski at (585) 409-3624. Any groups wishing to participate please let us know as all are welcome. Please keep the theme of respect to all our veteran and first responders.

Let’s show our support to our veterans and first responders.

May 14, 2012 - 10:23pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Memorial Day Parade.

A C-41 aircraft will fly directly over Main Street, Batavia, on Memorial Day, May 28, Councilwoman Rose Mary Christian told the city council on Monday night.

The flight to kickoff the Memorial Day parade was arranged by former council member Bob Bialkowski, Christian said.

The grand marshall for the parade, she said will be former NYS Assembly member, and father of Batavia's current Assembly representative, Stephen Hawley.

The parade will start at 10 a.m. in the Eastown Plaza.

May 29, 2011 - 9:14pm
posted by James Renfrew in byron, Memorial Day Parade.
Event Date and Time: 
May 29, 2011 - 9:10pm to May 30, 2011 - 9:10pm

Memorial Day Celebrated in Byron

9:00 AM     Plant Sale at Byron Presbyterian Church

11:00 AM     Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

11:00 - 1:30 PM     Hot Dogs and more at the Byron Presbyterian Church, vendors also.  (free table space available)

11:00 - 1:30 PM     Games for children

12:00 PM     Chris the magician (courtesy of the Byron-Bergen Public Library)

2:00 PM     Duck Race, sponsored by the Byron Town Park Committee

 

 

 

May 24, 2010 - 11:58am
posted by Daniel Crofts in batavia, Memorial Day Parade.
Event Date and Time: 
May 31, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Batavia's May 31 Memorial Day Parade will proceed along Main Street, starting at 10 a.m. at East Town Plaza and ending at St. Joseph's Church (at Summit Street). The parade should last about an hour.

If you are interested in being a part of the parade or would like more details, contact Councilperson Rose Mary Christian at 344-0276.

April 13, 2010 - 12:07am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, city council, Memorial Day Parade.

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"We will have a parade," City Council President Marianne Clattenburg said tonight after a member of the VFW Auxiliary asked that the council step forward and ensure that the annual Memorial Day Parade is not canceled this year.

Last month, the veterans group that had been organizing it said putting on the annual parade had become just too much.

Barbara Lewis spoke for the Auxiliary and said the parade is just too important to let go.

"It’s so gratifying when you see these proud faces, no longer able to march, coming out of the nursing homes, and the UPS volunteers pushing those wheelchairs, it just breaks your heart. I mean, what can you say? Doen’t that say it all?" Lewis said.

After she spoke, Clattenburg said, "With all of us working together, we can have a parade."

She said the entire council would help make it happen.

Councilwoman Rose Mary Christian has already started working on organization efforts and said she will be at City Hall on May 5 getting all of the parade participants to sign "hold harmless" agreements, which is necessary for them to participate in a parade.

She said recruiters for the major military branches have committed to participating in the parade.

Councilman Frank Ferrando said as important as the Memorial Day Parade is, the city should spearhead the organization efforts from now on, since volunteers sometimes move, die or move on.

"I just think that’s the heart and soul of who we all are," Ferrando said. "It’s why we’re all here and why we’re able to talk like this. We ought to do it. We ought to make sure it happens. We ought to make sure it’s a big event."

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