Three Memorial Day programs, two high school graduations and the unofficial first weekend of summer all converge this weekend.
Belmont High School and Iowa–Grant High School will have their commencements in their gyms Friday at 7 p.m.
Seven area wineries will be participating in the 11th annual Great Wine and Chocolate Trail Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the wineries will pair their wines with handmade chocolates. The cost is $15 for one trail ticket good for all seven wineries and a wine glass.
The Southwest Wisconsin Wine Trail includes Bauer–Kearns Vineyards in the Town of Belmont west of the Platteville Mound, Sinnipee Valley Vineyards west of Kieler, Whispering Bluffs Winery in Potosi, Whispering Winds Winery near Fennimore, Spurgeon Vineyards near Highland, Weggy Winery near Muscoda, and Fisher Winery near Mount Horeb. Tickets can be purchased at any of the wineries.
VFW Post 5276 and American Legion Post 473 will hold Memorial Day observances throughout the Potosi area Monday, starting at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tennyson at 9 a.m., followed by the Potosi Fire Station, British Hollow Cemetery, St. Thomas Cemetery, Van Buren Cemetery and Hickory Hill Park.
VFW Post 9298 of Montfort will hold Memorial Day observances at Castle Rock Cemetery at 9 a.m., Rock Church Cemetery at 10 a.m., and Montfort Cemetery at 11 a.m.
The annual Platteville Memorial Day program will start in the Platteville Municipal Building auditorium with a Platteville High School band concert Monday at 9:30 a.m. The program will start at 10 a.m., featuring a U.S. flag-folding demonstration by PHS students, and a program, “Remembering Our Veterans.”
Following the auditorium program, the annual ritualistic ceremony with American Legion Post 42 and VFW Post 5274 will be held in City Park. The American Legion Auxiliary will provide refreshments in the council chambers after the ceremony.