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May 24, 2013

Numerous events set for Memorial Day weekend|

Numerous events set forMemorial Day weekend

Besides traditional Memorial Day services this weekend, there will be several other events in the area.

• The 51st Annual General Clinton Canoe Regatta will be held from Friday through Monday. Events start Friday at 5:30 p.m. Highlights include the 2013 Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony Saturday at 4 p.m. Fireworks will be held at 10 p.m. Amusic festival will be held Sunday from 1 to 11 p.m., with fireworks at 10 p.m.

The C-1 races start Monday at 6:30 a.m., and Pro classes start at 8 a.m. Trophy presentations are scheduled to take place at approximately 5 p.m. More information is available at

• Starting this year, the Hall of Fame Classic baseball game will be held in Cooperstown on Saturday at 2 p.m. The event of the National Baseball Hall of Fame had been held on Fathers Day.

The game will be preceded by several activities. The 10th Mountain Division Color Guard and Band from Fort Drum will be featured in ceremonies including the noon Cooperstown Game Day parade on Main Street, as the museum salutes the armed forces. The Legends Hitting Contest starts at 1 p.m. at Doubleday Field.

As part of Memorial Day Weekend Celebrations, the traveling Vietnam War Memorial, the “Wall that Heals,” will be on display from Friday morning until Tuesday morning in the Doubleday Field parking lot.

Memorial Day observances in the area include:

• Oneonta — The parade starts at 10 a.m. in Neahwa Park, with numerous veterans organizations and civic groups participating. The Oneonta Fire and Police departments are also among the groups.  The ceremony in recognition of veterans will be held at the park at 11 a.m.

• Franklin — Ouleout Valley Post 1689 will start its parade at the Legion Post at 11 a.m. It continues to the Ouleout Valley Cemetery. State Sen. James Seward will be in the parade and speak at the cemetery program.

• Gilbertsville — The parade will form in front of the former school on Grove Street. Members of American Legion Post 1339 will lead the event to Bloom Street and stop at the monument before moving on to the Brookside Cemetery.

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