Village's planning for Fourth of July

Though the celebration will be sans booze, Roberts and Favreau still think there will be more than enough reasons for people to come out to support what has become a Rouses Point tradition.

"The only difference that I see this year with years previous is we went from a Friday evening-Saturday-Sunday event to a Saturday-Sunday event and there's no beer tent this year," said Roberts. "Other than that, all the other activities are still in place."

"It will still be an event that brings out the people," added Favreau.

The only things they're lacking, said Roberts, are volunteers.

"There's been a lack of support from the community, as far as working the booths and chairing different events," said Roberts, who noted only a small group of "hard-working" volunteers have signed on to help this year. "There's a lack of support, but there doesn't seem to be a lack of interest."

Though the community would like to see the event happen, stepping up to make it happen is critical in seeing it last another 50 years, he said.

"It's dwindling each year and the fear is it will go away completely if people don't step up and offer their assistance," Roberts said of the event.

Those interested in volunteering, being a vendor or being in the parade may call the village office at 297-5502.

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