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LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Memorial Day celebrations are planned in both Lakeport and Lower Lake again this year.
Lakeport’s Annual Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by Mendo Lake Credit Union and the Lake County Chamber of Commerce, will commence at 11 a.m. sharp on Main Street on Saturday, May 26.
Another generous supporter of this parade is Mendo Mill & Lumber, which is providing the Judges Stage in front of the Lake County Museum. The very warm and familiar voice of Paul Reading will be heard as the parade announcer, according to chamber President Jim Magliulo.
Entry applications are available on the Lake County Chamber Web site, www.lakecochamber.com ; just click on the parade banner on the home page. The parade route travels from the fairgrounds on Martin, entering Main at Martin streets and travels north to Clear Lake Avenue.
The chamber anticipates more than 60 entries reflecting the theme “Hello Summer!”
Each year this parade salutes the members of our Armed Forces retired and active. The parade is sanctioned by the California State Horsemen’s Association, which presents an opportunity for equestrians to earn points for the CSHA annual award. Kim Cipro of Hidden Valley Lake is the sanctioned CSHA Judge for the parade.
The chamber requests members of the public honor the “no parking” signs, which will be posted on Main Street from First to Fourth streets, calling for no parking during the hours of 10 a.m. to noon on May 26. This area will allow unobstructed views of the parade for spectators. On Sunday, May 27, the Lake County Corvette Club will have a Corvette only show on Park and Second streets, between First and Third streets, next to Library Park.
The annual 4H Pancake Breakfast at Natural High School on Main Street will be hosted again this year from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, by the Lakeport Kiwanis who also sponsor a two-day craft faire at the same location.
All accommodations in Lake County will receive an email on May 23 with information on the festivities for their guests.