Parade changes route

PIQUA — The Piqua Memorial Day Parade will follow a slightly different course this year. Due to traffic concerns in the past, the parade will assemble on Monday, May 30, at the Piqua Central Intermediate School, 807 Nicklin Ave.

Parade line-up will be at the intermediate school at the corner of Park Avenue and Nicklin Avenue from 8-8:45 a.m. Beginning at 9 a.m., participants will follow Park Avenue west to Washington Avenue, then North to the Veterans’ Memorial at 1701 Washington Ave. The Memorial Day ceremony will be held at that location at 10 a.m. following the parade.

Anyone interested in participating in the parade should contact Parade Chairman Bruce Hogston at (937) 773-9324. All parade participants are asked to include the American flag in their entry, and to remember that the intent of the Memorial Day Parade is to commemorate those who have given their lives for the liberty of all citizens.

Walking tour today

PIQUA — The Piqua Tourism Council, in cooperation with the Local History department of the Piqua Public Library and Mainstreet Piqua will offer a History of Transportation in Piqua walking tour beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lock 9 Park.

Led by local historian Jim Oda, the tour along the former path of the canal will show how the canal era buildings faced toward the canal and away from Main Street. The rear entrances of solid brick stores show evidence of how goods were lifted off the canal books and swung into second floor storage areas. Also learn about the growth of the street network in Piqua and impact of Interstate 75 on the community.

Tickets for the tour are $5, available at at the Mainstreet Piqua office, 326 N. Main St. For more information call (937) 773-9355.

Craft vendors sought

PLEASANT HILL — The Pleasant Hill Sesquicentennial Committee is looking for talented people who would like to sell their handmade crafts at the June 25 celebration. Crafters of homemade quilts, designer T-Shirts, painted slates, and glass flowers and birdfeeders currently are signed up.

To participate, pick up an application at the town library or Newton School. Submit a description or photo of the type of craft items you wish to offer with your application. Plan to bring a pop-up tent, table and chairs, and set up your own 10’ x 10’ booth.

If you have questions, please contact Amber Evans at (937) 676-2529 or Ruthann Beck at (937) 698-3165. Applications can be mailed to P.O. Box 531, Pleasant Hill, OH 45359.

Entries also are still being accepted for the following: Parade, pet parade and show, food tent, cruise-in, and the Little Prince and Princess Contest.

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