May 29, 2023

South Lake Minnetonka Memorial Day Events

Memorial Honoring Veteran Program- Parade and Parade Flyover-Graveside Ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery-Social Gathering and Luncheon

Memorial Day Program

10:00 a.m.

Excelsior Elementary School

441 Oak Street, Excelsior, MN 55331


Memorial Day Parade

11:00 a.m. Parade Length: 1 mile

Starts at Water Street and County Road 19

Follow the parade to the Oak Hill Cemeteryby walking behind the last EFD Fire Truck.


Parade Flyover

During the parade and Oak Hill Cemetery.

Two Propeller Driven Military TrainerAircrafts.


NOTICE to Veterans

The community would be delighted if youcould join us by participating in the

Memorial Day Events, including the parade.

If you need to ride in a vehicle for theparade, please let us know.


Honoring the Veteran in Your Life

Family and friends of veterans are invitedto honor their veteran in the parade. 

Carry pictures, posters, banners, mementosfrom their life, uniforms, and flags.


Scouts Troops

Scouts invited to the parade and present amemorial at the Civil War Memorial at Oak Hill Cemetery


Graveside Ceremony

11:30 a.m. Oak Hill Cemetery Excelsior

21 Gun Salute, Taps, Presenting Memorialsat the War Memorial, and EFD Flag Folding


Social Gathering & Luncheon

Immediately following the ceremony

Clarence Clofer Post 259

24450 Smithtown Road, Shorewood, MN 55331


Parade Participants, Please RSVP at kelliemr@msn.comor call/text 952-217-2351


Morning Graveside Services Open to the Public

7:30 a.m. at Woodside Cemetery

8:00 a.m. at Resurrection Cemetery

9:00 a.m. at Groveland Cemetery

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EXFD Auxiliary Fundraiser at Maynard's

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Excelsior Fire District Firefighter’s Free Kids’ Movie

Excelsior Fire District Firefighter’s Free Kids’ Movie

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November 25, 2023

Giving Tree Project

Ready for Decoration SATURDAY, November 25th

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October 5, 2023

Fire Prevention Open House and Safety Fair

Activities, demonstrations, displays, fire truck rides

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September 1, 2023

Excelsior Fire District Inaugural Poster Contest

The Excelsior Fire District is joining fire departments across Minnesota in participating in the Annual MSFCA Fire Prevention Poster Contest The MSFCA poster contest is a partnership with local public, private and home schools. Students in 3rd grade are encouraged to create a poster for a chance to be featured as the cover for an issue of the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association Fire Chief magazine. Winners will also receive cash and other prizes. Each poster must follow the theme that is chosen for that year.

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August 25, 2023

Governors Fire Prevention Day at the Minnesota State Fair

Free fun filled, action packed event taking place throughout the State Fair grounds

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August 9, 2023

South Lake Safety Camp 2023

Safety Camp is an opportunity for kids to learn about fire and life safety by participating in presentations, playing interactive games, getting hands-on experiences, meeting a variety of educators, learning new skills, and hanging out with firefighters, police officers, and paramedics for a day.

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Become a hero!

Firefighters are proud to be part of a profession that continuously refreshes itself, renewing the dedication to serve and protect.