The Bethalto Memorial Day Parade is celebrating it 57th year, and organizers are hoping for good weather and good crowds.  The parade will step off from the Bethalto Water Department May 30th, and you can participate just by showing up before the 10am line-up.

Parade spokesman Clyde Jones tells The Big Z the program at the Rose Lawn Memory Gardens Cemetery will feature a guest speaker, Dave Talanti.

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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.

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