To the Times of Ti:
I would like to extend a personal thank you to all the people that dug deep into their pockets and donated to the annual July 4th Celebration in Schroon Lake in honor of our country's freedom. Our full day of festivities are funded strictly by your donations. I would not be able to put on the full day events or the parade without your assistance. I received donations from all over the country literally, Schroon Lake residents, as well as all the surrounding areas. No matter how much you donate, it helps. It all adds up in the end.
I would like to say thank you to all the people who were in the parade that made it so great. It was a very hot day so I am sure it was no easy task. Thank you to the judges that sat in the hot sun to judge the fire depts., horses, antique cars and floats. We did purchase bamboo shades this year for the grand stand, I hope that helped. Thank you to Paul Bubar who does such a great job in announcing our parade. Thank you to all the people who came out to enjoy the full day festivities, since the 4th was in the middle of the week, I was not sure how many would come. But come they did, we had a great crowd and the weather was great. Storms all around us but not here in Schroon Lake, Praise God. Thank you to Robert Lanoue for the use of his stage, sound system and lighting, that he made himself. Thank you to all the bands that played music in the park all day and a very special thank you to the Seagle Colony and the Word of Life Collegians who put on a wonderful patriotic concert at dusk. And a special to the town of Schroon for the fireworks at the end of the day that gave us such a bright ending. Thank you to Mike Marnell, Town Supervisor, the Town Board and all the other behind the scene people that helped so much to make our day special. There are too many to put here but they know who they are and more importantly, I know who they are.