Schroon Lake to mark Independence Day

SCHROON LAKE - Schroon Lake's Citizen of the Year, Ed Donley, will serve as grand marshall for the community's 55th annual Fourth of July parade.

Donley was recognized earlier this year by the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce for his contributions to the town.

The parade will start at 6 p.m. and run from Hoffman Road to the town's park area.

The Independence Day celebration will begin with The Schroon Lake Community Church's annual Fourth of July chicken barbecue, rain or shine, in its community room starting at 11 a.m.

The church is located on the corner of Main Street and Leland Avenue. The community room faces Leland Avenue. It is handicapped acceptable, including the rest rooms.

Also at 11 a.m., the Seagle Music Colony will perform in nearby Fountain Park.

A "bounce around" and games for children will be held in the town park near the beach from noon to 5:30 p.m.

The Schroon Lake Lions Club will serve food and drinks throughout the entire day. The "Cook Shack" will be located at the town beach serving hot dogs, snacks and drinks from noon until dark.

The band Loose Monkeys will perform at noon in Fountain Park, followed by Category Five at 2 p.m., Attic of Love at 4 p.m. and the Adirondack Pipes and Drums at 5:30 p.m.

An "Adirondack Raffle" will be held by the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce at the Glens Falls National Bank 3-5:45 p.m. and following the parade. Winners will be announced at 8 p.m.

At 3:15 p.m. awards will be presented in the annual Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce Fishing Tournament. The awards will be given in front of the chamber office on Main Street.

Sue Tillotson and others will provide music on the Community Church porch 3:30-5:15 p.m.

Following the parade bands that participated in the march will perform at the town beach.

The Word of Life Collegians will perform patriotic music at dusk and the fireworks display over Schroon Lake will take place at dark.

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