To the Valley News:
Chief Lansing and his Merry band of Parade Planners have been busy at work organizing the Essex 4th of July Festivities. A Fireworks extravaganza will begin at dusk on Tuesday, July 3, off Mason's Point. A titillating old fashioned parade will step off Southbound onto State Route 22 at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, from the Block House Road ( Catholic Church ). Following the parade the equally crowd pleasing fun filled family oriented Durant games will begin on Begg's Point along with the usual Fireman's gourmet food booth. Numerous other events are in the preliminary planning stages by various groups. Come join in the fun whether as a spectator or as a participant. Penelope the Clown and the Police Pipes and Drums of Plattsburgh, under the direction of Pipe Major James Godfrey; retired NYSP have already signed on. Anyone desiring to enter or having a question, pls call Chief Lansing or Wayne Bailey at 963-4060. Hope to see you all there!