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Village Fest, other events planned this Saturday

— The village’s annual Champlain Village Fest will be held this Saturday, Aug. 20.

The day’s events will kick off with a children’s fun run starting at 8:30 a.m., followed by a 5K run at 9 a.m., starting at the village park on River Street.

The village will host a rededication ceremony at Paquette River Park on Main Street at 11:30 a.m. The ceremony will mark recent improvements made to the park, including the installation of a new table, benches and a barbecue grill.

Shortly after, back at the River Street park, the village will host a variety of activities from noon to 4 p.m., including a free ice cream social, games and face painting for children as well as several exhibits. The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department will host a children’s Safe Identification Program event. Demonstrations and displays by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and Champlain Volunteer Fire Department will also round out the afternoon. Champlain EMS will also offer blood pressure screening, and the neighboring Samuel de Champlain History Center will be open for public to view historical exhibits that show Champlain’s history.

Champlain Village Fest will be held in conjunction with townwide garage sales and an open house for Champlain Telephone Company, 1118 State Route 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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