The 59th annual Fourth of July celebration in the town of Schroon needs assistance. Kate Huston, chairwoman of the festivities, said money and volunteers are needed to support this year’s Independence Day activities. The day-long celebration is funded entirely through contributions.
The 59th annual Fourth of July celebration in the town of Schroon needs assistance.
Kate Huston, chairwoman of the festivities, said money and volunteers are needed to support this year’s Independence Day activities. The day-long celebration is funded entirely through contributions.
“I live on a mountain and still have lots of snow on the ground, winter really is holding on this year, but the warm weather and summer activities will soon be upon us,” Huston said. “One of the biggest is the July 4th parade and festivities. Once again, asking for donations for this wonderful event.”
Some monetary donations have been received, Huston said, but more are needed.
“In order to provide the quality people have become accustomed to, we need to have the donations,” she said. “The economy is tight, prices keep going up and the cost of everything we do for the parade is also going up.
“As much as I hate asking, since so many people have already been so generous, I still need to have people continue to donate so we can continue to pay for the day’s events,” she said. “No amount is too small, whatever you can donate will be appreciated and it all adds up to allow us to reach our goal.”
Donations can be mailed to The July 4th Fund, PO Box 614, Schroon Lake 12870. People can call Huston at 532-9745 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
The July 4th committee is also looking for volunteers to help with the parade line up and parade participants.
“We are always looking for more participants for the parade,” Huston said. “We need old/antique cars, floats, horses/animals or whatever you would like to put in. It is a great way to advertise your business by putting a vehicle/float in the parade.
“We are also always looking for volunteers for help with the lineup of the parade,” she said. “If you are interested, please call me. It takes a lot of people to help with the lineup.”
Huston said the 2013 Schroon Lake July 4th celebration will have two new surprises.
“I think people will be very pleased with both of them, especially the children,” she said. “But then we are all children at heart, right?”
In past years the celebration got under way with the Schroon Lake Community Church’s chicken barbecue beginning at 11 a.m. The church is located in the center of town on US Route 9.
Activities in the town park have included children’s games and events, the Town of Schroon Lions Club food tent and a series of concerts.
Schroon’s traditional Fourth of July parade starts at 6 p.m. It proceeds from Hoffman Road north on Main Street to Fowler Avenue and onto Leland Avenue to town beach area.
At dusk the Word of Life Collegians perform a concert of patriotic music on the town beach that is followed by a fireworks display above Schroon Lake.
Throughout the day there are sales and special events by downtown merchants.