Convention and parade is Saturday in Penn Yan

Loujane Johns
Color guards, like The Penn Yan VFW Color Guard, shown in the recent Memorial Day Parade, will march in the American Legion parade on Saturday.

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.

Sunday afternoon volunteers stuffed 250 Hospitality Bags with gifts, tourist information, and program booklets for the 6th Annual 7th District American Legion Convention to be held in Penn Yan Saturday, June 12th. From left: Glenda Vantreeft, Judy Pengelly, Diane Weaver, Alberta Henries, Dan Henries, Connie Dillon, Lyn Johnson, Jack Clancy, Ralph Clancy and Tom Pengelly. Supervisors in front are Ellen Harround and Allysia McConnell.