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With COVID-19 in decline, Memorial Day observances are back

With the COVID-19 pandemic easing, if not completely over, many Finger Lakes communities are returning to their traditional Memorial Day observances this year.

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Related: Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony in Seneca Falls

Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason says after a two-year hiatus, the city’s Memorial Day parade is back, with all the usual participants raring to go.

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Related: Waterloo to host Memorial Day festivities May 27-29 after two-year hiatus

Food truck rodeo and live music after the parade

The traditional wreath-laying ceremony will take place following the parade at Veterans Memorial Park. The downtown Auburn BID is hosting a food truck rodeo from 11-2 on Market St., featuring Tonzi’s Catering Company, Elbita’s Cocina, Villano’s, Poppy’s Treats, Leo’s Donut Factory, Sliver Street Road Kettle Corn & Knights of Columbus. There will be beverage vending by Next Chapter Brewpub & Shepherds Brewing Co. Downbeat Percussion and Weekend at Bernie’s offer live music performances in the Market Street Park bandshell 12 – 3 p.m.

If you’re taking part and you’re not sure where to line up, click here.

The Gorham-Rushville Middlesex Memorial Day observance also returns after two years off. The parade will be in Gorham on Memorial Day, with observances afterward at the fire station. Listen to my full Inside the FLX conversation with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason below.