Chamber volunteer to lead annual Labor Day parade

PORT HENRY - The 120th annual Moriah Labor Day Weekend celebration promises to continue the tradition of a fun-filled community event.

The two-day event Sept. 4 and 5, sponsored by the Moriah Chamber of Commerce, features a parade, fireworks, music, and plenty of activities for all ages.

Moriah's Labor Day celebration was originally planned by the Port Henry Fire Department.

This year's celebration kicks off 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, with bands performing at the Port Henry Beach. Food vendors will be on hand at the pier, where spectators can view fireworks at 9 p.m.

Beginning noon Sunday, Sept. 5, floats and community groups will line up for the 1 p.m. parade along Broad Street and Main Street. Immediately following the parade is a special marching band demonstration.

The parade grand marshal will be Kathy Wagstaff.

"She's my right arm," said Jack Woods, chamber president, of Wagstaff. "She does everything willingly. She;s helped with our Labor Day, Champ Day and Midnight Madness celebrations. She's always there and ready to help."

Noon also marks the start of the chicken barbecue and the opening of carnival rides for children. Champ is expected to make his usual appearance, and Penelope the Clown may be on hand as well. Bands will be playing throughout the afternoon and evening, capped off by a 6-9 p.m. performance at the Port Henry pier.

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