Communities around the region are poised to celebrate Independence Day with a host of festivals and fireworks displays.
In Johnsburg, the town will celebrate Independence Day today (Saturday) at Ski Bowl Park with an all-day festival. Supervisors Secretary Cherie Ferguson, who has been instrumental in planning the event, said this years festival promises to be the best ever.
Things get under way beginning with a puppet show at 11 a.m. and a live music concert featuring six local bands beginning at 1 p.m.
Throughout the day, revelers will be able to enjoy a variety of games such as a dime toss and a poker table as well as food booths serving up a host of summer delicacies, all by local service organizations.
Things culminate after dusk with a giant fireworks spectacular.
The Town of Indian Lake will be celebrating Independence Day the weekend after the 4th of July. The festivities will kick off Friday, July 6, evening at 6:30 pm with a parade down Main Street. This will be the third year for the Independence Celebration Parade, and it seems to get larger every year. The theme for this years parade will be America In Song. All individuals and organization are encouraged to join in on the parade. The classic cars are always a hit. Everyone participating in the parade will receive recognition and a memento. The float contest will be judged on the theme and the floats should reflect this theme. Please register for the parade, forms will be available from the town hall and the chamber of commerce after June 1. These forms should be turned into the Events/Activates Dept., (PO Box 730, Indian Lake, NY 12842), at the town hall by July 2. Float prizes will be $75 for first, $50 for second and $25 for third. The float competition is sponsored by Indian Lake Central School Industrial Arts Club.