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Published: Friday, 5/24/2013 - Updated: 3 years ago

Parade, memorial service, comedy highlight weekend events in Perrysburg area


Backyard pools in the community will be opening with a splash, American flags will be flying patriotic salutes to veterans, and the season will be ushering in its first three-day weekend with beautiful weather in the forecast.

Here is what is happening on Memorial Day weekend: 

At the Funny Bone Comedy Club: Fat Fish Blue, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., comedian Dominique has shows at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday; at 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, and at 7 p.m. Sunday. Dominique is a former postal worker in Washington where he   started doing open mic nights, and she now travels the country with her stand-up routine.


The Perrysburg Alternative to Substance Abuse organization is putting together an event to celebrate why youths are drug free. The event will be in downtown Perrysburg Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. with live music, crafts, YMCA Fun Bus, and food. The group's Teen Board is sponsoring the event funded by the Drug Free Action Alliance through grants from the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. Fort Meigs YMCA, Downtown Perrysburg Inc., the Perrysburg High School Teen Institute and arts club are collaborating partners for the event.


From noon to 5 p.m. Fort Meigs will be open on Memorial Day. There will be musket, artillery, and rifle demonstrations throughout the day as well as a kids hands-on activity at 12:30 p.m. At 2 p.m. the fort will have a memorial ceremony and wreath laying in honor of veterans who gave their lives to protect this country.


The Memorial Day parade will step off at 10 a.m. from Louisiana Avenue and Fifth Street, and will end at the Fort Meigs Union Cemetery. The nearly mile and a half parade will be led by military veterans being honored. The parade line up will feature the police chief , then the Perrysburg High School Band followed by fire trucks and convertibles that will carry local officials, such as Mayor Nelson Evans.


From 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church the Perrysburg Twirling Sophisticates will be hosting a clinic to raise money for Autism Speaks.  Several college twirlers and coaches will serve as instructors. It costs $30. Twirlers will receive a T-shirt, snack, and instructions during the clinic. Two autistic twirlers will also make a performance. The church is located at 601 E. Boundary St.


There is one remaining regular season sporting event for Perrysburg High School from the 2012-2013 school year. At 5 p.m. Friday the Girls Varsity Softball team plays an an away game at Bowling Green High School.

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