A last-minute contribution from Real Living HER will allow the Marysville High School and Middle School marching bands to appear in the community's annual Memorial Day parade.

A last-minute contribution from Real Living HER will allow the Marysville High School and Middle School marching bands to appear in the community's annual Memorial Day parade.

"We've had to make a lot of cuts to the schools because of three consecutive failed levy attempts," said Jennifer Biddings of the Marysville office of Real Living HER.

Biddings said the bands would not have been able to participate in the parade without the donation to cover expenses.

Retired Lt. Col. Ken Bonnell will serve as parade marshal for the 2008 Marysville Memorial Day parade. The event, sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3320, begins at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Fifth and Plum streets. Participants will march up Fifth Street to Oakdale Cemetery.

The Marysville Middle School band will perform at 9:30 a.m. at the cemetery, where a 10 a.m. ceremony will be held. The high school and middle school bands will perform together during that ceremony.