WEST TWP. -The West Township Memorial Association will be holding Memorial Day services on Monday at Moultrie Chapel on State Route 172. The chapel is located two miles east of New Franklin and north of Minerva.
The march to decorate the graves will begin at 2 p.m. and will be led by Don V. Cross American Legion Post #357 from Minerva. Sydney Lautzenheiser, a fifth-grader from Minerva Elementary, will recite the Gettysburg Address. Patriotic music and taps will be provided by the Minerva Community Band.
The program inside the chapel will include speaker Lt. Colonel Larry Ashbaugh, Army retired, of Akron. Special music will be provided by Brooke Lyons. Troy Haynam will give the invocation and benediction. Singing will follow and ice cream will be served at the conclusion of the services.
The West Township Memorial Association includes Shirley Whiteleather Fox, president; Jeff Haynam, vice president; Edgar Haynam, secretary; Elmer Steves, treasurer; and members William Ellis, Diana Haynam Richeson and Michael E. Ray.