The Memorial Day weekend has unofficially started here in Hershey: the traffic is heavy; the rides are running at Hersheypark; the Rec Center's outdoor pool is filled and ready; and the hanging baskets and flags are in place on the lampposts downtown.
While you're celebrating, please take a moment to
remember all those who have served our country in the Armed Forces as
well as those currently serving. And consider taking part in the annual parade to honor our nation's heroes, which returns to Hershey this
year after 20 years—the parade will take place on Monday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m.
The parade will begin at the Recreation Center, turn right onto Cocoa Avenue, turn left onto Elm Avenue, right to Ridge Avenue to Chocolate. The parade will turn onto Cocoa Avenue and end at the Recreation Center. The parade will conclude with a special ceremony at the township's War Memorial at the Recreation Center.
Everyone is invited to march along with Hershey's veterans and community groups. Organizers of the parade are also looking for volunteers this year—if you'd like to lend a hand on May 31, please contact the Derry Township Rec Center for details: 533-7138.