The month of June is fast approaching and, as Willsboro is one of the oldest communities, we truly need to make this a banner year to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Samuel Champlain's trip down the lake named after him. Our community will be 244 years old. The Congregational Church celebrates 175 years, the Champlain National Bank 100 years, and the Catholic Church 100 years in this community.
We need as many people as possible from all areas of our community to take part in the Big Heritage Day on June 6. We are putting together a parade to highlight the history of our heritage. We are looking for entries to the parade that would share our agriculture history, such as horse and wagon, tractors, and other farm machinery. These can be of both the old and new vintage; people on horse back, hay wagons with riders dressed in farm attire, or old cars filled with family members. Organizations are encouraged to have some representation by floats or walking groups. We also encourage local businesses to have some representation in the parade.
Please won't you come forward and join in this big celebration? We need to know of your offer this month so that we can set up the parade route plans. Call Ashley at the town hall or Janice Allen with the offer or to get more information.
We are also encouraging families at the end of the parade to bring a picnic lunch down to Noblewood for community family picnics gatherings,where you bring your lunch and possibly a dish to share. Lets make this a big day. Memorial Day Celebration will be our kick off for the summer special activities.
We need some more volunteers to come forward and offer a three hour time slot either in the Visitor's Center and the Willsboro Heritage Center so we can encourage visitors to enjoy what we have to offer. Contact Janice Allen with your offer.
Happy Birthday: Mark Bonfey; sorry I missed your Birthday, but I received a special request from the Darrah's in Florida it's not too late to wish you greetings. Marion Helmes 5/9, Tina Dombroski 5/9, Shelley Wing 5/9, Kenneth Feeley 5/9.