Offices, CyRide closed, parade on Monday in recognition of Memorial Day

Frances Myers

In recognition of Memorial Day, Ames’ City Hall, most city departments and divisions as well as the Ames Public Library will be closed on Monday. CyRide will also not be running on Monday.

Normal operating hours for CyRide and city businesses will resume on Tuesday, May 29.

Also in honor of Memorial Day, the Ames Patriotic Council is sponsoring a Memorial Day parade, which will begin at 10:30 a.m. According to a news release from the city of Ames, the parade will “begin at City Hall, travel from Fifth Street to Clark Avenue, head north on Clark Avenue to Ninth Street and east on Ninth Street to the cemetery.”

At 11 a.m., a memorial service will be held at the cemetery at 310 E. Ninth St. It will be introduced by Charlie Clatt, president of the Ames Patriotic Council. Ann Campbell, mayor of Ames, and Jim Demarest, American Legion commander, will be offering welcomes.

According to the news release, anyone is welcome to walk in the parade, and veterans are especially encouraged to participate. Parade participants should begin gathering at 10 a.m. in the parking lot on the west side of City Hall. Volunteers are still needed to help staff barricades along along the parade route from 10 to 11 a.m. Anyone who wishes to help should contact Charlie Clatt at 515-232-3938.

If rain should occur, the parade will be canceled and the program will move indoors to the Ames Municipal Auditorium at 11 a.m.