Memorial Day celebrations
Area 2017 Memorial Day celebrations are as follows:
Fort Dodge — The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will perform at 10 a.m., at the annual Memorial Day ceremonies again this year on Monday, May 29. This event, sponsored by the Fort Dodge Veteran’s Council, will again be held at the Veteran’s Memorial Park on the northwest corner of the Kennedy Park/Badger Lake complex, 1386 National Ave. Parking and shuttle service will be available at the Harlan and Hazel Rogers Sports Park, 1628 Nelson Ave., beginning at 9 a.m. People are advised to take advantage of the shuttle service, parking is limited at the Veteran’s Memorial Park. People attending the ceremony should bring their own lawn chairs, public seating is not provided.
Algona — 7 a.m., a wreath will be put in the water at the bridge on the north side of town for those who gave their lives at sea then wreath placements at the cemeteries. 10:30 a.m., program at the Kossuth County Court House. Memorial Day message will be given by Pastor Jim Dewar, First Baptist Church of Bancroft.
Belmond — 11 a.m., service at Luick Auditorium, Belmond-Klemme High School.
Boxholm — 10:30 a.m., Community Building, Boxholm.
Burt — 10 a.m.,VFW Memorial Day Service will be at the Burt Activity Complex, followed by a retreat to the Burt Township Cemetery. A noon luncheon is served at the Activity Complex.
Clarion — 7 to 9 a.m., Memorial Day American Legion Pancake Breakfast, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows High School; 10 a.m., service in the high school gym.
Dows — 10 a.m., Fairview Cemetery.
Duncombe — 9 a.m., service will be conducted on the Legion Lot, 501 Main St. A brunch will follow at Stumpy’s Bar and Grill.
Emmetsburg — 9 a.m., meet at First United Methodist Church on North Broadway. Service begins at 9:15 a.m. at the lake shore of Soper Park, where a floral tribute will be placed in honor of deceased sailors. Service at Evergreen Cemetery to follow and the refreshments at VFW Post 2295. Speakers will include Major George Mosby, Air National Guard; Paula Curran; two Eagle Scouts will recite the Gettysburg Address. Music will be provided by members of the Emmetsburg High School band.
Gilmore City — 10 a.m., Wocott Center, Gilmore City-Bradgate School. Speaker is Paula Wakefield, niece of Emmet Hartnett.
Goldfield — 10 a.m., Glenwood Cemetery. In case of inclement weather the program will be held at the United Presbyterian Church.
Gowrie — 10 a.m., Gowrie Township Cemetery. In case of inclement weather, services will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church.
Farnhamville — 2 p.m., Reading Cemetery located two miles west and a half mile south of Farnhamville. In case of inclement weather, service will be held at the Legion Building in Farnhamville. The Auxiliary will serve coffee and goodies following the service at the Legion Building in Farnhamville. MSG Lynn Koger of the 133rd Test Squadron of Fort Dodge will be the guest speaker.
Lehigh — 11 a.m., West end of the Des Moines River Bridge in Lehigh. All-Lehigh Potluck dinner will be held at the Lehigh Community Building at noon, please bring a potluck item to share, lemonade and coffee provided.
Manson — 10 a.m., Manson Northwest Webster High School. Program by the students of Manson Northwest Webster High School.
Otho — 10 a.m., Otho Cemetery, decoration of veterans graves; 10:30 a.m., program. In case of inclement weather the program will be held at the Otho Methodist Church.
Renwick — 10:30 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held in the new Community Center.
Rockwell City — 10:30 a.m., Rosehill Cemetery. Speaker will be Jesse Evans.
Titonka — 9:30 a.m., Good Hope Lutheran Church.
West Bend — American Legion Memorial Day service, 10 a.m., West Bend Township Cemetery; West Bend Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, at the Community Center. Serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, rolls and muffins.
Whittemore — Whittemore’s annual Memorial Day Parade and program, parade will start at 9:45 a.m., program will follow parade at the Community Center.