Indian Lake announces Sesquicentennial Celebration Weekend August 8-10

INDIAN LAKE It is finally here! The Town of Indian Lake will be celebrating 150 years with their Sesquicentennial Celebration Weekend August 8-10. Dont miss this exciting event. Friday will kick-off with a parade from the Town Hall to the Ski Hut starting at 7:00 p.m. There are many organizations that have signed up with floats and classic cars with the 85 plus residents as the Grand Marshals. Following the parade you will be able to hit the rink with a dance that will feature the music of our own home town boy Mitch Frasier. This dance will be from 8:30-11 p.m. Saturday will bring many festivities for the whole family to enjoy. At Byron Park there will be a carnival starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. There will much to do during this carnival. Many games and races will be scheduled during the day. Highlights are; Pie and Chili Cook-Off with judging at 11:30 a.m., Ice Cream Eating Contest at 11 a.m., Pie Eating Contest at 2 p.m., Beard and Mustache Growing Contest with judging at 1 p.m., Dunk a Politician, Roving History Game with town historian Bill Zullo, Toukie the Clown and Ventriloquist Mark Wade 2-4 p.m., Music, Food, Fun and much more! There will also be an opportunity for you and your kids to make a collector bear or moose. The Noahs Ark Workshop will be at the carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and you can stuff and name animals, which will come with their own commemorative T-shirt for $18. Also, dont forget to get your own commemorative T-shirt that will also be available for $8. Have you heard about the What Does 150 Look Like Contest? It will take place at the Byron Park Building during the carnival. All you need to do is to bring 150 like items to the building between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Judging will take place at 4 p.m. with awards in the following categories, Largest, Smallest, Lightest, Heaviest, Longest, Shortest, Tastiest, Most Useful, Most Imaginative and Most Colorful. You will also have the opportunity to get a piece of history with a postal stamp cancellation. The class of 2010 from Indian Lake Central School will offer envelopes for sale with a commemorative picture and stamp. This will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Indian Lake Theater will be featuring a Magic Lantern Lake Show on Saturday at 11:30 a.m., 1:30, and 2 p.m. Terry Burton and his Victorian Era Show is a must-see. What would become the moving pictures is created by a magic lantern that rapidly projects antique hand-colored slides on a full-size movie screen. The slides, many of which are animated, illustrate Victorian stories, comedy and sea shanties. The sound track is created by a costumed magic-lantern showman and a singer, in a mixture of raucous fun, melodrama, and tender sentiment. The audience also plays a major part, tooting on horns, providing sound effects and joining in sing-alongs. Admission price will be $2 per person. Blue Mountain Lake will be the focus for Sundays events. The United Methodist Church of Blue Mountain Lake will be serving an all you can eat Lumberjack Breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Adult tickets are $7 and kids under 10 for $4. Starting at 3 p.m. the Main Street will be closed so that everyone can come out and enjoy the Catskill Puppet Theater as they perform in the street in front of the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts. Donations will be accepted by the arts center, suggested $5 per person or $10 per family. The Adirondack Museum will also join in on the fun by opening their grounds from 5-8 p.m. for picnicking. There will be select displays open for free viewing and the Caf_ill be selling a delicious BBQ. While the street is closed we will be taking advantage by having an old time Square Dance. The Upstate New Yorkers will be calling all partners to come out and do-si-do from 6-8 p.m. This group is popular at Indian Lake Central School with the kids from kindergarten through high school. You can probably ask one of the seniors at the school if they know how to square dance and the answer will be yes thanks to Gary Finney of the Upstate New Yorkers. Gary travels through the North Country not only teaching square dancing but also teaching the history of square dancing. During the Square Dance there will be another chance to get a piece of history with a second postal stamp cancellation. Once again, this will be offered by the class of 2010 from 6-8 p.m. And the grand finale of the day and of the weekend will be the fireworks over Blue Mountain Lake. Alonzo Fireworks from Mechanicville will be shooting off this display from a barge provided by Mountain Contractor of Indian Lake at approximately 8:15 p.m. You will be able to view the display from anywhere on the lake, along the street or at the public beach. So if you are bored of being on the lake or hiking the trails come to Indian Lake and join in on this once in a life time celebration. Were sure that, like the moose, youll come back too.

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