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November 7, 2013

On the march: Annual downtown parade to salute veterans

NEW CASTLE — Want to thank local veterans?

You can start by turning out for a downtown parade in their honor.

The Lawrence County Veterans Council will have its annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday. The units will start forming at 10 a.m. on the Columbus Innerbelt behind the Cascade Galleria. An 11 a.m. Zambelli Fireworks International burst will signal the start of the parade.

There will be eight divisions. Divisions one through four will form on the right side of the Innerbelt, while division five through eight will form on the left. Divisions will be separated by 20 yards.

After stepping off, the parade will cross South Jefferson Street and proceed to Croton Avenue, after which it will turn left onto East Washington Street. It will  proceed down East Washington through the north side of Kennedy Square, past the reviewing stand in front of Rite Aid, before disbanding on the Innerbelt.

Veterans council Commander Robert Walters will be the parade marshal, and Vietnam veteran Thomas E. Lane, commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Neshannock Post 315, will be the grand marshal.

The parade divisions will consist of the following:

Division One

New Castle police, Pennsylvania State Police, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, New Castle Fire Department, Noga Ambulance, 1st Battalion 107th Field Artillery headquarters, parade marshal Robert Walkers, parade grand marshal Thomas E. Lane, POW/MIA flag, New Castle High marching band and Candy Canes, New Castle Peppermints, Boy Scout Troop 718, Cub Scout Pack 718, Boy Scout Troop 712, Boy Scout Troop 762, Cub Scout Pack 762, New Castle Brownie Troop 10694 (Angela Duffy).

Division Two

Veterans of Foreign Wars Neshannock Post 315, Neshannock High marching band, Neshannock Boy Scout Troop 743, Neshannock Cub Scout Pack 743.

Division Three

New Castle Area Honor Guard, Laurel High marching band, Laurel Boy Scout Troop 745, Laurel Cub Scout Pack 745, Laurel Cadette Troop 10387 (Kristin Anthony), Laurel Daisy Troop 16150 (Mary Karauas), Laurel Cadette Troop 10384 (Teri Duddy),  Laurel Junior Troop 10385 (Teri Duddy), Laurel Brownie Troop 16021 (Jen Burgess), Laurel Junior Troop 10328 (Malinda Young), Laurel Junior Troop 10383 (Jody Burgess), Laurel Brownie Troop 16023 (Leanne Lutton).

Division Four

New Castle Marine Corps League, Union High marching band, Union Boy Scout Troop 757, Union Cub Scout Pack 757, Union Mixed Troop 10063 (Tracy Smith), Union Brownie Troop 11012 (Kelly Rich), Union Brownie Troop 16216 (Karen Baum), Union Senior Troop 10301 (Tracy Smith).

Division Five

AMVETS Post 281, Mohawk High marching band, Mohawk Boy Scout Troop 720, Mohawk Cub Scout Pack 721, Mohawk Brownie Troop 10015 (Teri Bailey), Mohawk Junior Troop 10364 (Whitni Micco), Mohawk Cadette Troop 16068 (Whitni Micco), Mohawk Daisy Troop 16070 (Mary Werner), Mohawk Daisy Troop 16066 (Heather Wescott), Mohawk Cadette Troop 10004 (Sandy Barnes), Mohawk Brownie Troop 16109 (Sarah Schultz).

Division Six

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 267, Shenango High marching band, Shenango Boy Scout Troop 746, Shenango Cub Scout Pack 746, Shenango Daisy Troop 16171 (Kelli Streit), Shenango Daisy Troop 16175 (Cheryl Norris), Shenango Daisy Troop 16173 (Amanda Andrews), Shenango Brownie Troop 10369 (Allison Pisula), Shenango Brownie Troop 10376 (Billie Bober), Shenango Junior Troop 10343 (Heather Anazalone), Shenango Cadette Troop 10342 (Betty Keller), Shenango Senior Troop 10344 (Cheryl Norris).

Division Seven

American Legion Perry S. Gaston Post 343, Wilmington High marching band, New Wilmington Boy Scout Troop 733, New Wilmington Cub Scout Pack 733, New Wilmington Cub Scout Pack 723, New Wilmington Senior Troop 10315 (Barb Barrett), New Wilmington Brownie Troop 10324 (Julie Och).

Division Eight

Mariners of Pennsylvania, Bagpipers, Rapid Tappets Car Club, United States Military Veterans Motorcycle Club, Iron Dukes Motorcycle Club, fire trucks and emergency vehicles, Noga Ambulance Service.

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