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Parades, Pools, Patriotism Mark Memorial Day Weekend

It's a busy weekend in Fenton and High Ridge and the weather is promising to cooperate

With the three-day Memorial Day weekend coming up, and the tradtional start of summer, there are lots of things to do. St. Paul Catholic Parish in Fenton kicks off things early.

St. Paul Catholic Parish Homecoming

The festivities get underway Friday at 5 p.m. as the two-day homecoming festival celebrates a year that included a New Year's Eve tornado. There will be carnival rides, food and drink booths, games and a variety of bands entertaining the festival-goers. On Saturday the Homecoming begins with a parade at 9:30 a.m. that precedes a full day of activities.

The City of Fenton Parks and Recreation Department is putting together its annual Memorial Day Honorarium saluting military men and women starting at 10 a.m. Memorial Day at the Heroes Memorial in Fenton City Park. Special guest speaker for the event is Marine Col. Dan R. Mater.

RiverChase is open year-round, of course, but the outdoor pool will open for the summer on Saturday. Pool hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m, Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays; and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Memorial Day, with open swimming from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Check the Fenton Parks and Recreation Department website for more information on RiverChase swimming programs and other activities.

A flag-raising ceremony at 11 a.m. Memorial Day will kick off a parade-like motorcycle and car ride that will begin at the at 800 S. Highway Drive in Fenton and, after circling St. Louis via the interstate highways, will end up at in High Ridge. The Circle St. Louis event is  sponsored by the Faces of Freedom Fighters Foundation that is raising funds to build a monument for fallen soldiers in Missouri.

Springdale Park and Pool

It'll be a late start for the popular Springdale Park and Pool as Meramec River flooding earlier this year has caused a delay in its opening until June 4.

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