Parade chairman welcomes participants for Medina’s Memorial Day observance

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 May 2022 at 1:01 pm

File photo by Tom Rivers: Frank Berger is shown during Medina’s Memorial Day observance on May 29, 2017. He has been chairman of the parade since 1971.

MEDINA – Frank Berger, chairman of Medina’s Memorial Parade, is welcoming community organizations to be part of Medina’s parade on May 30.

The parade will be back without restrictions this year, except for one. Berger said there won’t be any business or commercial promotions allowed, as has been the custom for this parade.

He has been chairman of the Memorial Day Parade since 1971. This is his last time as the organizer.

“I’m 87 and it’s about time for someone else to do it,” he said. “It takes a lot of cooperation.”

Berger became parade chairman 51 years ago, back when his son was in Cub Scouts.

For the May 30 parade, participants should start to line up at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Olde Pickle Factory on Park Avenue. The parade starts at 11 and goes down Park Avenue, to South Main Street, to State Street Park. There will be an observance at State Street Park at about noon.

Berger said people interested in being in the parade should call (585) 798-3632. They should include the name of the group and how many expected participants.