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Family entertainment: On the calendar

1:49 PM, May 1, 2013  |  Comments
The Neenah Menasha Memorial Day Committee is sponsoring on May 27 a Memorial Day remembrance event.
The Neenah Menasha Memorial Day Committee is sponsoring on May 27 a Memorial Day remembrance event.
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May 27

Memorial Day remembrance event sponsored by the Neenah Menasha Memorial Day Committee. A waterfront service will be held at 8 a.m. at the corner of Main and Mill streets in Menasha. The parade begins at 9 a.m. on Milwaukee Stree and ends on Doty Avenue in Neenah. A ceremony will be held at 10:45 a.m. at Oakhill Cemetery in Neenah.

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