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Newtown Memorial Day Parade Steps Off Monday Morning

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After being cancelled due to rain last year, the Newtown Memorial Day Parade is set to step off at 9 a.m. Monday.

The popular community parade, which is put on by the Morell Smith American Legion Post 440, will march from the Commons West Building on Newtown-Yardley Road. The parade will make its way through Newtown before ending at the Morell Smith American Legion Post 440 on Linden Avenue.

Parade route:

The parade will feature veterans, community groups, emergency responders and the Council Rock High School North marching band.

Lifetime Newtownian Stan Matthews, a World War II veteran, will serve as the grand marshal for the parade.

Newtown Borough police released the following information on parking in town:

Temporary No Parking

Starting at 8 a.m. Monday, May 29

  • South Elm Avenue between Washington Avenue and Centre Avenue
  • Centre Avenue between Lincoln Avenue and Congress Street
  • South Congress Street between Centre Avenue and Washington Avenue
  • State Street between Greene Street Street Centre Avenue

Road Closure begin at 8:45 a.m.

Road Closures:

  • Washington Avenue between Terry Drive and Sycamore Street
  • Lincoln Avenue between Greene Street and Penn Street
  • State Street between Jefferson Avenue and Centre Avenue
  • Centre Avenue
  • Congress Street

Parking is available in the Municipal Parking lots.  Allow extra time if you are travelling through Historic Newtown during this most solemn day of respect.


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