16th Annual Califon Memorial Day Parade

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The Califon Recreation Committee will proudly present its 16th Annual Califon Memorial Day Parade On Monday, May 29, 2017.  The parade will start at 11:00 AM on School Street and will feature St. Ann’s of Hampton Pipes and Drums, the 15th New Jersey Volunteers Infantry Company A accompanied by the NJ Field Music Fife and Drum Corps, antique cars, scout troops, area fire and rescue squads and more. The parade will proceed down Main Street and will continue on to Califon Island Park.  

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In honor of those being remembered, bagpipes will play at the center of the Califon Bridge.  A Memorial Service will held at noon next to the Califon Veterans Memorial.   The Voorhees Jazz Band will perform the Star Spangle Banner and Taps.  While the National Anthem is played, local scouts raise the American flag.  The 15th, NJ will close the memorial service by rendering a 21-gun salute while everyone pauses for a moment of silence.

Califon Fire Company, will have food and drinks for purchase after the Memorial Service. The Kona Ice Truck, Cubberly Band and more will join in the festivities!

Community groups and organizations, antique cars and tractors, floats, animals (with their owners!), musical ensembles, etc. are all welcomed and encouraged to participate in this annual event.  The Califon Recreation Committee is also still looking for volunteers to assist in the running of the event.  Please contact Amanda Altavilla, altavillaamanda@yahoo.com , to register to participate, to be a volunteer , or for additional information.