Christmas coming in July

PORT HENRY - Christmas in July?

It's going to happen this summer thanks to the Port Henry Fire Department Auxiliary. The group is planning a "Christmas in July/Community Day" Saturday, July 11, at the Port Henry village beach.

"This event will be a fun-filled day for all ages," said Brenda Baker, auxiliary president. "There will be something for everyone."

Highlighting activities will be a duck race and a "chicken plop."

The duck race will feature rubber ducks that will race at 3 p.m. for cash and prizes. Ducks are being sold by auxiliary members for $5 each.

The "chicken plop" will allow people to purchase numbers, with the winning numbers selected by a chicken.

Throughout the day there will be a craft fair.

The auxiliary is seeking local artisans, organizations or businesses who wish to set up tables for the day. The auxiliary will charge $5 for each location.

Snowcones, cotton candy, and party jumps will be available all day adjacent to George's II, sponsored by Greg and Laura Muniz.

Penelope the Clown will be on hand to do helium balloons and paint faces for the children.

"Games, races, raffles will be held all day," Baker said. "Music and food will also be available throughout the day and, of course, the day would not be complete without an appearance by Santa."

Admission to "Christmas in July/Community Day" will be a new, unwrapped toy for a child, which will be contributed to the annual community toy drive and a non-perishable food item to benefit the town of Moriah Food Pantry.

For further information or to reserve a duck or vending spot, call Baker at 546-7234; Jeannie Ball, vice president, at 546-8627; Laura Venne, secretary, at 546-7704; or Paula Huchro, treasurer, at 546-3031.

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