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Busti Memorial Day Parade Returns

BUSTI — After a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Busti will again host its Memorial Day Parade this year.

Everything is set to run as normal, with no changes because of the pandemic. The parade this year will include fire trucks, Southwestern Central School’s marching band, and winners of the sixth, seventh and eighth grade student speeches on why they are proud to be Americans. There will also be veterans on a float or marching, along with classic cars and the Lakewood Legion Post 1286 Color Guard.

The parade is set to begin at 9 a.m. Monday in the Tap Room parking lot, with additional services to be held at the gazebo. Veterans who would like to be in the parade and receive seating on the trailer for the float are asked to be there by 8:30 a.m.

Events also include a pancake breakfast at the fire hall following the parade.

For Busti Fire Chief Matt Stafford, the return of Memorial Day events are a sign of things finally getting back to normal. “This parade has been in Busti for forever, so it’s nice to have it back,” Stafford said.

Stafford and the Busti Fire Department hope the community will come out and join them to celebrate Memorial Day and their local veterans.

“We’re just very glad to be able to have it, and that things are back to normal,” Stafford said. “I hope to see everyone there.”

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