Moriah to celebrate Labor Day

PORT HENRY - Moriah will host its 119th Labor Day celebration in Port Henry.

Sponsored by the Moriah Chamber of Commerce, will be held Sept. 5 and 6. The parade will be at 1 p.m. Sunday.

This year's Port Henry Labor Day will celebrate the Lake Champlain quadricentennial.

Characters portraying Samuel de Champlain, who discovered Lake Champlain 400 years ago, and the mythical lake monster Champ will take part in the two -day affair to mark the unofficial end of summer.

Activities will begin Saturday, Sept. 5, with a concert by the Main Street Band 6-9 p.m. at Port Henry beach. During the performance there will be children's games.

At 9 p.m. there will be a fireworks display.

Sunday, Sept. 6, line-up for the traditional Labor Day parade will begin at noon at the Witherbee mansion. The parade will step off at 1 p.m. and proceed down Broad Street to main Street, finishing at Park Place.

Rita Collins, owner of the Collins Lounge and Motel in Port Henry and a charter member of the Moriah chamber will serve as parade grand marshal.

Jack Woods, president of the Moriah Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the celebration, said the parade will feature floats and community groups honoring the Moriah bicentennial.

Following the parade there will be a chicken barbecue on Church Street along with children's rides, games and food.

The Fritz Polka Band will perform on Church Street at 3 p.m. and the In-Laws will entertain at 6 p.m.

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