Plans have been finalized for the 2010 Summit Hill Memorial Day Parade that will be held on Monday, May 31, in the community. Traditionally, the town hosts Carbon County's largest parade for this holiday, it consisting of five divisions and having participants from throughout Carbon and Schuylkill counties, among others.
Stanley Zuber, a member of American Legion Post 316, will be the guest of honor, serving as grand marshal for the parade, which will step off after he rings the old Summit Hill High School bell in Ludlow Park. The expected start of the parade is 11 a.m.
Prior to the parade, the annual Memorial Day services will be held at 10 o'clock by Post 316 in the center of the park. Carbon County Commissioner William O'Gurek will give the keynote address.
The parade lineup is as follows:
Form on Ludlow Street, from Walnut to Market streets - Summit Hill Police, Grand Marshal Stanley Zuber, Summit Hill American Legion Post 316, Summit Hill American Legion Post 316 Auxiliary, 2010 Poppy Queen, American Legion 30th District Commander, Summit Hill Sons of the American Legion, Summit Hill Mayor Paul McArdle, Summit Hill Historical Society, Summit Hill Water Authority, SummitHillParade.com, Panther Valley High School/Middle School Band, Panther Valley Cheerleaders, Panther Valley JROTC and Summit Hill Fire Company.
Form on Market Street, from Ludlow to Hazard streets - Schuylkill-Carbon Marcine Corps League, Detachment 626, Pocono Region Pipes and Drums, Rep. Keith McCall, Carbon County Commissioners, Carbon County Sheriff's Department, Summit Hill Cub Scouts, Summit Hill Girls' Softball, Anthracite Little League, Winnie-the-Pooh Pre-School, Hope of Christ Presbyterian Church Sunday School, Lansford Ambulance, Lansford Mayor Ron Hood, Lansford Fire Company, Lehighton Ambulance, Lehighton Fire Company, Mahoning Valley Ambulance and Mahoning Valley Fire Company.
Form on Hazard Street, from Market to Walnut streets - Lansford American Legion, Lansford American Legion Auxiliary, Lansford AMVETS, Lansford Police, Navy Club of America, Carbon County, St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Panther Valley Community Church, Pa. National Guard, Lehighton, 55th BDE SPC TRP BN, Lehighton, Lehighton Armory Family Readiness Support Group, Blue Eagles Alumni Drug and Bugle Corps, collection for 2011 parade by committee and Panther Valley cheerleaders, Jim Thorpe A.O.H., Heisler's Dairy Milk Wagon, Nesquehoning Ambulance, Nesquehoning Fire Company and New Columbus Fire Company.
Form on Ludlow Street, from Market to Chestnut streets - Civil War Co. K81st, Pa. Volunteer Infantry, Little Miss Stay-at-Home Festival, Little Master Stay-at-Home Festival, Panther Valley Youth Soccer, United Inspection Services, Carbon County United Way, Carbon County School for the Performing Arts, Gloria Dillon Dance Queen, Coolbreeze Imaging, Sgt. Nick Heist and Co. Army Jeep, Alex Shereba and Son Classic Car, Coaldale Ambulance, Coaldale Fire Company, Hauto Fire Company, Hometown Fire Company, East Penn Fire Company and Laurel Fire Company.
Form on Ludlow Street, from Market to Chestnut streets - Coaldale V.F.W., Coaldale V.F.W. Auxiliary, Coaldale Legion, Cairngorm Pipes and Drums, Pa. National Guard, Hometown, Jeff Reigel 1979 Pierce Fire Truck, Stanley Zabo Antique Car, American Hose Fire Company, Tamaqua, Citizen's Fire Company, Tamaqua, Tamaqua Rescue Squad, Tamaqua Ambulance, Bowmanstown Fire Company, Franklin Township Fire Company, Versalift East of Bethlehem, Weatherly Ambulance, New England Fire Company, Walker Township, and Albrightsville Fire Company.
For information about the parade, go to the web at www.summithillparade.com.