The Town of Seymour will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade on Sunday May 28, rain or shine.
Activities for the parade begin at the reviewing stand on Main Street at Bank Street in downtown Seymour beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The band, Performing Artists, will perform there until 11 a.m.
There will be a Memorial Day ceremony with guest speakers and students will read winning Memorial Day essays.
The parade steps off at 11:30 a.m. at French Memorial Park.
The parade route will continue from the park to Route 67 west heading toward the downtown area.
It will turn left onto Main Street past the reviewing stand and continue on Main Street to Broad Street, where it will turn right onto Broad Street, cross the Broad Street Bridge and disband at the Seymour Community Center on Pine Street.
The Grand Marshall for the parade this year is Michael Kearney.
New additions to the parade this year will be a contest between fire departments participating in the parade, with a trophy being awarded to the best overall unit in the parade.
Pets in costume, accompanied by their owners, will be allowed to participate in the parade as well.
The parade will feature a variety of bands, antique vehicles, and fire equipment. Many local organizations and sports teams will be represented in the line of march as well.
The Sikh community in Seymour will distribute ice cream along the parade route to people who are watching the parade.
A shuttle bus will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the day of the parade from the Seymour Community Center (the ending point of the parade) to French Park (the beginning of the parade) for any participants in the parade.