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Lewisboro to Mark Memorial Day with Parades and Fair

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – The town of Lewisboro will mark Memorial Day on Monday with two separate parades and ceremonies, as well as its annual Memorial Day Fair, which will feature live music and foot races that will help raise money for the Forever Molly and Gregory Fund.

The first parade and service will take place in Goldens Bridge and is sponsored by the John B. Winter American Legion Post. The parade will begin at the Goldens Bridge train station parking lot at 10:45 a.m. and proceed to the Goldens Bridge Community House for an 11 a.m. service. Father Joseph Campo of St. John’s Episcopal Church in South Salem will give the invocation. State Assemblyman Robert Castelli (R, C – Goldens Bridge) will give the speech of remembrance and Lewisboro Scouts will perform the laying of the wreaths.

The second parade and service will take place in South Salem at 12:15 p.m. The parade will begin on Lake Shore Drive, Truesdale Lake, and the services will be held at the Town House. The invocation will be given by the Rev. Chip Andrus, pastor of the South Salem Presbyterian Church and World War II veteran Bob Quentin will give the address. The laying of the wreaths will be performed by the Lewisboro Scouts.

After the ceremony, at approximately 12:45 p.m., local musicians will take the stage to kick off the 36th Annual South Salem Presbyterian Church Memorial Day Races and Fair on the great lawn of the church.

World famous guitar legend Arlen Roth and his singer/guitarist daughter Lexie Roth will headline the event. Joining the Roths on stage will be the duo of fiddle, mandolin and guitar master Vincent Castellucci and singer/guitarist the Rev. Chip Andrus; rhythm and blues singer Monique Varsames, and Blues Corruption.

“Our goal this year was to take the excitement of our fair up several notches, and having these fabulous musicians perform will most certainly give Westchester residents an electrifying entertainment experience,” said Andrus, who is pastor of South Salem Presbyterian. ”We are so grateful to these musicians for giving of their time to support our Fair and to help raise much-needed funds for our programs and services.”

Roth was recently voted one of the Top 100 Influential Guitarists of the Century by Vintage Guitar magazine. Over the past 35 years, he has earned a reputation as a musical innovator and highly talented musician across nearly every musical genre, from acoustic to electric, from rock and roll to blues, from slide guitar to country. He has also toured and recorded with the likes of Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Phoebe Snow, Don McLean, Pete Seeger, Jack Bruce, James Taylor and Duane Eddy.

The Forever Molly and Gregory Fund will be the sponsored charity at the fair. This year, the South Salem Presbyterian Church will donate 10 percent of all entry fees for the races to the Fund. The fund honors two young children and their mother, who were murdered in Cross River last October. It will award grants in the Katonah-Lewisboro community to support programs that enrich the lives of Molly and Gregory Friedlander's classmates and teammates.

Runners of all abilities can participate in 10k and 5K races, 1 mile Youth Fun Run, Pee Wee Races, and a health walk around Lake Truesdale. Participants can create their own fundraising page, or support a registered runner or team. Kids are invited to join the Lewisboro Legends and Friends team running the 5K and 1-mile Fun Run.

Fairgoers can visit the Forever Molly and Gregory Fund table to enter a raffle for a chance to win two weeks at Summer Trails Baseball Camp, valued at $1,625, or a summer family membership at the Saw Mill Club, valued at $1,200.

For more on the fair, visit www.southsalempc.org . For more on the Forever Molly and Gregory Fund and the races, click on http://www.firstgiving.com/forevermollyandgregory/south-salem-memorial-day-races .

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