PORT HENRY The town of Moriah will host its 117th Labor Day celebration on Sept. 1 and 2 this year.
Since April of next year will be the town bicentennial celebration, this years Labor Day celebration will also serve as a kick off to the bicentennial.
Festivities begin on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Port Henry Beach with entertainment by Southern Cross. A fireworks display will follow at 9 p.m.
The Labor Day parade will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday. It will include area fire departments, area ambulance squads, Shriners, marching bands, Vermont and New York fife and drum corps, the Blues Brothers Brass Band, Patriots Drum and Bugle Corps, floats and town officials. Champ will also make an appearance.
The parade will also feature every town supervisor from the oldest living supervisor to todays supervisor, Thomas R. Scozzafava.
Marching band demonstrations will follow the parade on Church Street. John Brooks and other entertainers are scheduled for the remainder of the afternoon.
Food at the event will include a chicken barbecue, vendors and fair foods. Amusement rides and vendors will also be on site to enjoy.