Created on Saturday, 25 May 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Below is a list of Memorial Day services planned for the area
• Huntsville — 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 26, Huntsville Cemetery, hosted by American Legion Charles Collins Post 381; in case of inclement weather, ceremony moves to Huntsville Presbyterian Church; invocation and benediction by Pastor Bryan Meadows of Huntsville United Methodist; Hanna and Evan Snapp sing the National Anthem; Kevin Harris plays taps; Post Commander Robert A. Coffman Jr., retired U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt., presents wreath, leads firing squad; featured speaker: Judge Michael L. Brady.
• DeGraff/Quincy — 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, parade begins at DeGraff American Legion and travels to Greenwood-Union Cemetery for a flag folding ceremony with narrative of the 13 folds of the flag by local veterans and a funeral ceremony with Riverside powerlifters as pallbearers and music by the Riverside High School marching band; the same ceremony follows at Fairview Cemetery, Quincy; fish fry, noon Monday, DeGraff legion post, by donation only.
• Zane Township, Middleburg — 11 a.m., Monday, May 27; lineup begins at 10 a.m. at the township building at the corner of county roads 152 and 153 and proceeds to the cemetery for the Memorial Day ceremony; featured speaker Bud Watkins; Zane Township veterans are encouraged to ride on the veterans float in the parade; lunch will be served by the Girl Scouts Middleburg United Methodist Church following the ceremony.
• Logan Hills Festival — Saturday through Memorial Day, Hall Fawcett Park, Zanesfield; Taloga Outdoor Drama, 2 p.m. daily with additional performance at 6 p.m. Saturday; lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday in Zanesfield United Methodist Church. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., book sales at Sloan Library; 11 a.m., citizen of the year award; Sunday: 10 a.m., church service; 11 a.m., archery competition; 11:30 a.m. Zanesfield Chamber of Commerce chicken dinner; 4:30 p.m., hawk and knife competition; Monday: 7:30 to 11 a.m., pancake and sausage breakfast; 9 a.m., parade through village to Zanesfield Cemetery for memorial service; 10 a.m., Mad River Dulcimers, corn hole contest; 10:30 a.m., Seneca Run, pony rides; 11:30 a.m. pickers auction, drawing for Amish quilt, country lunch; 1 p.m., lizard pull.
• Belle Center — 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 27; line up begins at 10 a.m. at Richland Township park; grand marshal is World War II veteran Lewis Hughes; 11 a.m., program at cemetery, speaker 83rd District Rep. Robert Sprague.
• West Mansfield — 10 a.m., Dwight and Bonnie Hansen will speak at Conservation Club; rifle guard from American Legion Post 603 will fire off a salute; ceremonies at the township’s three cemeteries.
• Rushsylvania — 9 a.m., Ret. Naval Captain Victor Dodds speaks at Rushsylvania Village Park; military honor guard performs a 21 gun salute and Benjamin Logan Middle School band performs patriotic music.
• Zanesfield — Memorial Day luncheon, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Zanesfield United Methodist Church.
• Lakeview — 10 a.m., parade starts at ballpark ending at the AMVETS in Lakeview for ceremony where Pastor Jim Ellington speaks.
• Bellefontaine — 9 a.m. Monday, parade from Colton Avenue to Bellefontaine Cemetery for services, with grand marshal Doris Zupp, one of Logan County’s oldest citizens; along the parade route, Max Harr places a wreath at the courthouse, with prayer by Pastor Ron Irick; Linda Stamm places a wreath at the Carnegie Building; and David Wagner places a wreath at the Vietnam Memorial, with prayer by Dave Rogers; guest speaker: Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran Gary Yoakam, who lost his left hand in a rocket propelled grenade attack.
• Memorial Day tribute service — 11 a.m. Saturday, Highland Memorial Cemetery featuring Logan County Veterans’ Honor Guard.