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New Old Town Hall will host Memorial Day party in Berlin

Posted by Ralph Ranalli May 23, 2007 09:35 AM

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Old Town Hall, new life
(Globe staff photo by Bill Polo)

BERLIN

Berlin's newly-restored 1870 Town Hall will be a centerpiece for Monday's Memorial Day festivities in the town, hosting an ice cream social, a Civil War historical display, an art show and performances by a musical quartet.

The event, sponsored by the Berlin Art and Historical Society, will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m. following the Memorial Day ceremonies and parade.

The festivities will begin with a pancake breakfast held by the local Boy Scouts at First Parish Church on Central Street from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Ceremonies to honor the dead soldiers will he held at South Cemetery on Pleasant Street at 9 a.m. and at North Cemetery on Highland Street at 9:30 a.m., said Robert Rainville, commander of the H. Wallace Woodward American Legion Post 162 in Berlin.

The Parade will start at 12:45 p.m. at the Berlin Memorial School on South Street and end with speakers at the old burial ground in the center of town. In case of rain, all ceremonies will be held at Berlin Memorial School at 1 p.m., town officials said.

-- Jennifer Rosinski

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