Weston remembers the fallen

The town of Weston continued its longstanding spring tradition of holding the Memorial Day fair on the grounds at Hurlbutt Elementary School over the long weekend.

Thousands of local and area residents came to the fair, soaking up the summer-like weather.

While Weston’s thrill seekers used the event as an opportunity to go on rides, including the Rip Cord, The Scrambler and The Dizzy Dragons, others could play classic carnival games to win prizes, visit booths, or enjoy a cool lemonade, a swirl of cotton candy and a walk around the bustling fair grounds.

The Memorial Day parade, yet another late-spring tradition, marched through the center of Weston on Monday, commemorating the nation’s war dead and veterans.

Weston’s Boy Scouts, veterans, EMS and Fire Department were among the groups parading down School, Weston and Norfield roads. Weston High School and Middle School pep bands provided traditional, patriotic music for the event, which was not only an opportunity for Westonites to show their national pride, but their town pride as well.

The parade was led this year by six grand marshals from Weston EMS in celebration of the all-volunteer organization’s 50th anniversary. The marshals were Jon Weingarten, Joe Devermann, Emerson Phillips, Bob Oborenko, Walter Dadik and Paul Deysenroth.

The parade ended at town hall, where a formal ceremony was held, including speeches, a flag-raising by the Boy Scouts, and a wreath-laying at the Memorial Stone near the library.

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