The Bethalto Memorial Day Parade is celebrating it 55th year, and organizers are hoping for good weather and good crowds. A ceremony that follows at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens will feature long-time educator and veteran Kirk Johnson as the speaker. Johnson spent 31 years as a teacher, principal and coach in the Bethalto School District.
Ceremony M.C. Jeff Allsman says they have a back-up plan for the ceremony if the weather turns bad.
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The parade will start at the Boys & Girls club at 10:15am, and will travel down Central Street to Prairie, to Plegge Memorial Boulevard, and on to the Rose Lawn Cemetery. The ceremony should begin around 11am.