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Veterans Day Activities Hosted In Nearby Escalon


The annual Escalon Veterans Day activities are planned on Wednesday, Nov. 11 starting with a parade on Main Street in the neighboring community at 10:30 a.m.

There will also be a Memorial Service at the Escalon Community Center Memorial Wall following the parade and a chicken barbecue hosted at the community center from noon to 3 p.m., after the memorial service. Dine in or take out. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children 12 years and under.

Parade coordinator this year is Riverbank’s Vince Giovaniello, a member of the American Legion Riders. Escalon’s Gustafson-Thompson American Legion Post 263 helps coordinate the annual Veterans Day festivities. Call Giovaniello for more information about the parade, 209-869-6978 or 209-604-9100.

Tickets for the barbecue will be available at the door or call Al Bellinger, 209-838-3388.

Meanwhile, the Riverbank Chapter of Royal Neighbors has scheduled another free Veterans Day Luncheon, set for Saturday, Nov. 7, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe. For more information, call Diana Talbert, secretary/treasurer, at 863-9965 or e-mail