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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 05-23-2019

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2 LINCOLN MAY 23-29, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION LINCOLN – Next Monday, May 27, Lincoln's Memorial Day Parade will again follow the new parade route established last year by orga- nizers, ending with a "bigger and better" post-parade party at Chase Farm Park, complete with buses to shuttle guests from the farm to desig- nated parking areas. With a greater volume of parade participants and improved food and restroom options, parade organizers said they expect this year's event to be even better than the last. It's set for Monday at 11 a.m., rain or shine. Lincoln Police Capt. Philip Gould and Parks and Recreation Director Alan Moreau, who took over as co-directors of the parade last year, slightly expanded and modified the parade route for safety and equity reasons. While it traditionally ended in front of the Saylesville Fire Station, which Gould said was a safety haz- ard, the parade now ends at Chase Farm Park on Great Road. There, dozens of food trucks will be waiting for visitors. There will also be live music performed by local perform- ers Grow Your Own Band. While there will be ample parking available at Chase Farm following the parade, onlookers are strongly encouraged to consider parking at Bellows Funeral Home or Lonsdale Elementary School. New this year, there will be shuttle buses on contin- uous loop to transport people from Chase Farm to Bellows, Lonsdale Elementary and the parade stag- ing area at Keefe Funeral Home off Higginson Avenue. Parking will be prohibited along the parade route from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Monday. There will be no parking at all on Great Road. "You will be towed," Gould said. Parts of the route including Great Road from Chase Farm to Gateway Park will close to traffic beginning at 10:30 a.m. Smithfield Avenue, Walker Street and Chapel Street will close begin- ning at 10:45 a.m. Revamped Lincoln Memorial Day Parade returns with improved options By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com See PARADE, Page 13 BREEZE FILE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY The crowd gets excited as the fire trucks come into view signaling the start of last year's LINCOLN MEMORIAL DAY PARADE.

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