Chamber Corner - May 2016

Memorial Day Parade and Cemetery Service -
Memorial Day is just a little over a week away now and things are falling into place for the 46th annual parade and cemetery service to remember and honor veterans who lost their lives serving our country. See the write up about the parade in this issue of the Hometown Gazette for additional information on the day’s events. information is also available on-line at the the chamber web site under at

A reminder to parade participants to not park on the west side of the high school parking lot as this is a staging area for the parade and what little parking is available is reserved for veterans. In addition, parade viewers are asked not to park in the downtown business district that morning until barriers are removed following the parade. This to allow safe passage of spectators following the parade and provides for an unobstructed view of the parade.

The Union City Fire Auxiliary has reinstated the pancake and sausage breakfast at the fire hall this year from 7 - 10 a.m the morning of the parade. Adults are $7 and children $5.

Memorial Day is a national holiday to commemorate the men and women who died while in the military service. Please consider taking time to honor the veterans who gave their all by attending the Riverside Cemetery service following the parade.

For participation in either the parade or cemetery service, please contact parade chair Donna Claar by phone at (269) 317-7723 or by email at The parade is sponsored by The Union City Chamber of Commerce.

Farmer’s Market -
If you have a large enough garden to have surplus veggies or make handcrafted items, consider being a vendor at the Farmer’s Market! The market runs Saturdays from June 4 through October 1. Audrey Strong is the market master and will have applications available for free vendor spaces the day of the markets. You can also download an application by visiting the chamber web site at
Chamber Guest -
Postmaster Treina Norris from the Union City Post Office will be speaking to members at the June 14 meeting. Area businesses are invited to attend.

The next chamber meeting will be held Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 a.m. at The Daily Grind.