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Prospect hosts Memorial Day parade

The Marine Corps League marched the colors down Main Street on Saturday in the Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)

PROSPECT — Military organizations, first responders, a marching band, Boy Scouts and local businesses joined a parade Saturday down Main Street to help the borough honor those who gave their lives for the country.

The Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day featured the parade, food vendors, music and children’s activities.

The Bantam Detachment of the Marine Corps League led the procession followed by Butler County Veteran of the Year Francis Wiskeman, Syria Shrine Highlands Pipes and Drums, a caisson with a flag covered casket and a float commemorating Arlington National Cemetery.

The Slippery Rock High School marching band performed while they marched and were treated to a cook out at Moraine Elementary School after the parade.

Darlene Oliver of Prospect said her great-granddaughter Alex marched in the parade as member of the marching band, and she remembers pulling Alex in a wagon to watch the parade when she was younger.

Oliver said she and family members come to the parade every year to support the borough and fire department.

“I think we have a very nice parade for a little town,” Oliver said.

Volunteer fire departments from Prospect and Franklin Township, Unionville, Portersville and Muddy Creek Township, Slippery Rock and Oneida Valley were joined by state police and the Butler County Emergency Services Unit.

Boy Scouts from Propsect’s Troop 33, Prospect Boys and Girls Club, Prospect Baseball, Prospect Soccer and various local churches also took part.

The Syria Shriners brought several groups including the Camel Wheels Patrol, who did tricks on three-wheeled vehicles, the Syria Shriners Chanters, Syria Motor Corps and others to the parade.

Several residents and businesses rode in antique and classic cars and trucks.

Prospect Borough Mayor Jim Butler waves to the crowd during the Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day on Main Street on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)
Bagpipers walk down Main Street in Prospect during the Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day on Main Street on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)
Bagpipers walk down Main Street in Prospect during the Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day on Main Street on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)
Bagpipers walk down Main Street in Prospect during the Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day on Main Street on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)
The Marine Corps League walk down Main Street in Prospect for the Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)
Darlene Oliver of Prospect dressed up in patriotic attire to attend the Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day on Main Street on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)
Prospect Baseball group throw candy to the crowd during the Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day on Main Street on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)
Several police vehicles participated in this year's Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day on Main Street on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)
Several tractors participated in this year's Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day on Main Street on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)
Firetrucks from around Butler County participated in this year's Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day on Main Street on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)
The Marine Corps League presents arms during the Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day on Main Street on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)
Several antique and other vehicles participated in this year's Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day on Main Street on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)
The Marine Corps League presents arms during the Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day on Main Street on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)
The Marine Corps League presents arms during the Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day on Main Street on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)
The Marine Corps League drove down Main Street during the Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day on Main Street on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)
Percheron horses cross under an American Flag hoisted by a Butler Township Fire truck during the Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day on Main Street on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)
Butler Township Commissioner Sam Zurzolo rides shotgun as part of the Marine Corps League's participation in the Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)
PA State Trooper Bertha Cazy waves to the crowd and throws candy during the Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day on Main Street on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)
The Slippery Rock Area High School marching band walked down Main Street during the Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)
Syria Shriners out of Pittsburgh drive miniature transfer trucks through the Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day down Main Street on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)
Police and emergency vehicles from around Butler County participated in this year's Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day on Main Street on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)
Percheron horses cross under an American Flag hoisted by a Butler Township Fire truck during the Prospect Memorial Day Parade and Community Day on Main Street on Saturday, May 25. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle (5/25/2024)

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