Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tribute to Heroes to highlight Lakewood Ranch Memorial Day observance

Lakewood Ranch will observe Memorial Day with the Tribute To Heroes Memorial Parade and Celebration at  6-9 p.m. May 27 on Main Street.

The event will kick off at 5 p.m. with speeches and acknowledgements from the stage.

 The Tribute to Heroes Parade goes down Main Street starting at 6 p.m.  More than three dozen floats, bands, clubs and organizations are expected to take part.  Following the parade there will be a white dove release, donated by Jackie Greenough of Sarasota Dove Release. Bicycle riders are also invited to decorate their bikes and enter the competition on the the Lakewood Ranch Community Center Facebook page.

 Events include face painting, balloon artists, music, grilled foods and beverages.

Manasota Operation Troop Support will be filling a truck with toiletry and non-perishable food items. These simple but much needed items will be placed in care packages and sent overseas to our active military.

Letters will be placed in each packet to create a personal message of thanks, a note of appreciation, and a meaningful token.

For more on Memorial Day read the Lakewood Ranch Herald  and the Bradenton Herald and check this week.

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