Bolton Bulletin 7-3-10

Bolton's full of action on the Fourth

Each year for decades, Bolton Landing has been considered the place to be on the Fourth of July, and this year the tradition continues.

Not only do you have the annual Bolton Landing Arts & Crafts Festival running daily through the long weekend, but there are also the special July Fourth activities which begin Sunday at 7 p.m. with a deejay providing musical entertainment, plus face-painting, and a stilt walker/juggler.

These two celebrations, both free, provide an unbeatable combination.

The arts festival includes a wide variety of crafts, gifts and home furnishings, most all created with an artist's touch. These crafts vendors will be set up in Rogers Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The Fourth of July fireworks show starts Sunday night at about 9 p.m., with the prime viewing from Rogers Park or on the lake. Boaters are urged, for safety's sake, not to get too close to the fireworks barge.

Folks are invited to purchase a $1 raffle ticket for a chance on winning a basket filled with merchandise and gift certificates from local businesses.

This is a great opportunity to shop, dine, stroll and view the fireworks. Sponsoring the Fourth of July events are volunteers of the Bolton Landing Business Association.

Incidentally, donations are always welcome, and they'll help offset the cost of the fireworks and activities.

Artist's reception planned

Sweet Pea Farm Perennials & Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibition reception Friday, July 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. for acclaimed landscape painter Eric Tobin. All are invited to attend, meet Tobin and review his artwork. Refreshments will be available, and admission is free. The gallery is located at 121 Federal Hill Road.

Library hosting community yard sale

Bolton Free Library is sponsoring a new event for local residents called "Fleas & Finds" which is a yard sale to be held this weekend on their lawn.

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