Convention and parade is Saturday in Penn Yan
An 1838 MI 835 gun will be just one of the features of the 7th District American Legion Convention parade in Penn Yan Saturday, June 12. The parade steps off from the County Courthouse at 2 p.m. and marches south on Main Street through downtown to the corner of Main and Lake.
The parade is part of the 65th annual 7th District American Legion Convention being held that day in Penn Yan. The parade will also include bands from Dundee High School and Penn Yan Academy. Additional music will be provided by the Towpath Fife and Drum Corps, sponsored by the Seeley B. Parrish Post #457 of Phelps.
Many Color Guards from throughout the 8-county district will participate.The parade begins with an escort provided by the American Legion Riders.
The Marion Minute Men will lead the parade in their capacity as 7th District Color Guard. The Minute Men are also the Department of New York American Legion Color Guard.
The 7th District’s 65th Convention begins with registration at 8 a..m. at Johnson-Costello Post #355 and the convention starting at 9 a.m. There will be a luncheon at noon, followed by parade line up at 1 and the parade begins at 2 p m.