Winners Of Memorial Day Drawing Contest Step Off In Darien Parade

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From left, Alexandra Martin, Susan Marks, Caroline Gies and Ian Schneeberger of Darien show off their winning artwork.
From left, Alexandra Martin, Susan Marks, Caroline Gies and Ian Schneeberger of Darien show off their winning artwork. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. – Three lucky winners of the second annual Memorial Day Children’s Drawing Contest will be marching in this year’s Memorial Day parade in Darien.

The winners are Caroline Gies, 5; Ian Schneeberger, 6; and Alexandra Martin, 7, Darien’s Memorial Day Parade Committee announced. The contestants submitted original artwork portraying their patriotism and the importance of Memorial Day.

“Congratulations to Caroline, Ian and Alexandra for their patriotic drawings of what Darien’s Memorial Day Parade means to them,” said Selectman Susan Marks. “This contest and our town parade give the entire community an opportunity to remember the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for our great country.”

Gies is a prekindergarten student St. Thomas More Happiness Preschool. Schneeberger is in
kindergarten at Hindley Elementary School. Martin is second-grader at Tokeneke Elementary School.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday. A ceremony at the State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Grove will immediately follow.

For more information about the parade or volunteering, contact Sara Franzese at sara@franzese.net or Kate Kuras at katekuras@optonline.net.

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