Harker Heights will host several events Saturday in celebration of Memorial Day.

Brig. Gen. Clark W. LeMasters Jr., commander of the 13th Sustainment Command, and Mayor Mike Aycock will speak at the 10:30 a.m. Memorial Ceremony at Veterans Monument in front of City Hall, 305 Miller’s Crossing.

Sponsored by the Harker Heights Veterans’ Council, the ceremony will include the customary wreath laying to honor those who died in military service, music from the 1st Cavalry Band, singing by the Harker Heights High School choir and pastors from Faith Fellowship and New Beginnings Church.

The day’s festivities will start with an 8 a.m. Muscular Dystrophy Association 5k Run/Walk at Community Park, 1501 E. Farm-to-Market 2410. Check-in will begin at 7 a.m. Entry fees are $20 before Saturday and $25 on Saturday.

After the race, the Veterans’ Council-sponsored Memorial Day parade will start at 9:30 a.m., traveling along FM 2410 from Harker Heights High School to City Hall.

The 15th annual MDA Pat Patton Fish Fry will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Carl Levin Park, 400 Miller’s Crossing. Prices are $15 for all you can eat, $10 for adults one time through and $5 for children one time through.

The Carl Levin Outdoor Pool will also open for the first time this season from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release.

ERA Colonial Real Estate is sponsoring the 5k and fish fry.

In case of bad weather, the parade will continue as scheduled, and the ceremony will be in the Recreation Center, 307 Miller’s Crossing.

For more information, go to www.ci.harker-heights.tx.us/parks or call Nichole Broemer, recreation and events coordinator, at (254) 953-5465.

Contact Brian Bradley at bbradley@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7567

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