Memorial Day week upon us

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 24, 2004

The calendar is full - or at least nearly full.

A number of activities are planned this week and weekend, leading up to Memorial Day. Many are part of the area's annual holiday observance.

4Tuesday evening: The annual Ironton-Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade committee will have its yearly past grand marshal's dinner. the dinner is at 6 p.m. at the Elks Club. It is by invitation only.

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4Wednesday: The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 51 will have its annual memorial service on the Lawrence County Courthouse lawn, corner of Fourth and Streets. The service is at 11 a.m. The theme of this year's memorial service is "Not just another name on the Wall."


The annual Navy Night service will be at 7 p.m. at the Center Street boat landing. The annual service honors sea going service men and women.


The parade committee will unveil an historic marker noting ours as the oldest continuing Memorial Day parade in the nation. The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. at the courthouse.

Friday: Catholic Charity Fair begins. The annual event helps raise money for parochial education. The Charity Fair will be at St. Joseph High School.

Saturday: Camp Ironton. The annual event, sponsored by the Lawrence County Historical Museum, pays homage to the city's Civil War history. Camp Ironton will be

9 a.m.- 5 p.m. on the lawn of the museum.

Sunday: Woodland Cemetery Service. The service honors those men and women who died in service to their country. It is at 2 p.m. at Woodland Cemetery.