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AMBER MORRIS/FOR THE EXPRESS A Loganton resident is pictured driving his Farmall tractor during a previous Memorial Day parade.

LOGANTON — Loganton will be in all its small-town American glory over Memorial Day weekend, as Sugar Valley celebrates both community and country with the rest of the nation, while honoring our men and women of service died while serving in America. armed forces.


Events kick off Friday, May 27, when the Athletic Boosters of Sugar Valley Rural Charter School welcome the public to their two-day Memorial Weekend Festival beginning at 6 p.m.

The festival is located on the grounds of the Sugar Valley Fire Station on West Anthony Street in Loganton, behind the new banquet hall.

On Friday evening, they will be open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday May 28.

This is the fourth year in the revival of the traditional Sugar Valley Memorial Weekend festival, which enjoyed a resurgence in 2017, thanks to the hard work of the SVRCS Athletic Booster Club. The festival has been postponed to 2020 due to the covid-19 virus.

Many organizations and vendors will be on hand selling a variety of foods, and there will be carnival-style games like a dime plot, duck pond, golf game, face painting, cake wheel and a ticket auction.

Food options include fair favorite snacks like hot sausage sandwiches, burgers, fries, and milkshakes.

Friday night entertainment will begin with the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School Band, followed by the Conoway Family Men’s Gospel Band, ending with Brock Phillips.

Saturday’s music will feature the Sugar Valley Community Band, DJ Morris and Dusty Heggenstaller.


On May 30, Memorial Day Monday, the Sugar Valley Parade Committee presents the annual Memorial Day Parade to honor all past and present veterans who have served in the United States military.

In the morning and during the parade, churches and other vendors will be selling food, crafts and beverages near the city’s main intersection and at Albright United Methodist Church on East Main Street.

There will be a tractor display at the intersection of East Main Street and Bishop Street, and all are welcome to stop and view the range of vintage and modern tractors on display.

The parade will begin at 2 p.m. and form at the east end of Loganton. walking west, through most of the west and east main streets.

The lineup of parade participants is at 1 p.m. at the east end of Loganton, with floats and cars on the grounds of Dusty Boots, and tractors and bands at the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School.

Immediately following the parade, there will be a Memorial Day service where Loganton Mayor David Shreckengast, Clinton County Commissioner Jeff Snyder and Master of Ceremonies Scott Kemmerer will all deliver welcome speeches and talk about what Memorial Day means to a small town like Loganton.

Army Sergeant Ed Pickett, Jr. is the keynote speaker, and Tylersville United Church of Christ pastor Blake Gulley will offer the invocation and blessing.

Tylersville resident Bill Frantz will lay a wreath on the honor roll stone at the Sugar Valley Armed Forces Memorial. Bill is a US Army veteran and served overseas in the Korean War.

Music during the ceremony will be performed by the Sugar Valley Community Band.

A chicken barbecue will be held directly after the service at the Sugar Valley Fire Company on West Anthony Street.

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