Parade ends at cemetery
After Monday morning's speeches, student awards and a roll call of veterans who have died over the past year, the Memorial Day Parade will form on Second Street. The paraders will march west on Oswego Street and north on Tulip Street to make their way toward Liverpool Cemetery where "Taps" will be sounded and a firing squad will salute the fallen heroes, according to Post 188 member Fred Wyker, a World War II veteran who's marking his 32nd year as general chairman of Liverpool's Memorial Day observance.
Longtime Parade Marshal Garrey Curry, a Vietnam vet, will coordinate the parade from his seat atop a golf cart. Curry has helmed the parade for more than a quarter-century.
To get involved, call Curry at 451-1558, or Wyker at 457-5468.
Library out-polls school budget
The single highest vote-getter in last week's school-budget vote was Liverpool Public Library.
While the Liverpool Central School District's $133 million budget was approved with 1253 votes, the library's relatively miniscule budget of $3.6 million drew 1557 yay-sayers, as well it should. Widely regarded as one of the best libraries in Upstate New York, LPL is worth every penny, and district voters know it!
Sharkapaloozas start Thursday
Don't be dissuaded by all those girls spilling out of their halter tops and the goofus guys wearing their ball caps backward.
If you dig Southern rock or just enjoy the gorgeous grind of electric guitars, you've got to catch Frostbit Blue when the Oswego-based band kicks off Sharkapalooza season at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Sharkey's Eclectic Sports Lounge, at 7240 Oswego Road (a.k.a. Route 57).
Frostbit Blue is a Syracuse Area Music Award-winning rock combo that plays music by the Allman Brothers and Marshall Tucker Band as well as original tunes like "Lake Ontario Twilight." For Sharkey's info, dial 214-4116, or visit sharkeyssportsbar.com.