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.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.