SCHROON LAKE - The annual Schroon Lake Fourth of July celebration needs help.
The annual event, which features a parade, fireworks and a series of community events, is short of money, according to event chair Kate Huston.
She said last week that the state of the economy has curtailed the normal level of donations, and additional money is needed.
"Schroon Lake is known for its ability to put on a wonderful Fourth of July celebration that attracts thousands of visitors," she said, noting that the event is well-known regionally for offering family activities, rides, a parade, vendors and live entertainment including folk artists and rock bands.
"This year, the Fourth of July fund needs your help," she said."We desperately need early donations this year to assist in getting started. "
She said that financial support from businesses and individuals provides for quality entertainment and a parade that is among the best in the Adirondacks. She added that donations of any amount would be appreciated.
The celebration this year will be held Saturday July 3.
Donors can make checks payable to Fourth of July Parade Fund and mail them to P.O. Box 614, Schroon Lake 12870.