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Schroon Lake to celebrate independence

58th annual parade, festivities planned July 4th

Schroon Lake will host its annual Fourth of July celebration this summer. The community parade will begin at 6 p.m.

Schroon Lake will host its annual Fourth of July celebration this summer. The community parade will begin at 6 p.m. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— Schroon Lake will host its 58th annual Fourth of July celebration this summer.

“It’ll be a great day,” Kate Huston, event chairwoman, said. “All we need is good weather and the weather is always good on the Fourth of July in Schroon Lake.”

Festivities will get under way with the Schroon Lake Community Church’s 33rd annual chicken barbecue beginning at 11 a.m. The church is located in the center of town on US Route 9.

The menu consists of a half chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, roll, butter, homemade brownie, iced tea or lemonade. Tickets are $9.

Activities in the town park will also start at 11 a.m. There will be an “art Bucket” featuring air brush tattoos, face painting and hair braiding until 9 p.m. The Town of Schroon Lions Club will operate a food tent near the beach until 9 p.m. as well. There will be a”bounce around” for children noon to 5:30 p.m.

There will also be a series of concerts in the town park. Hot Pursuit will perform at 11 a.m., followed by Loose Connection at noon and the Gregson Brothers at 3 p.m.

Awards from the annual Schroon Lake fishing contest will be given out at 3 p.m. at the chamber of commerce office.

Sue Tillotson will provide vocal and keyboard music 4 to 6 p.m. on the Community Church porch.

The Adirondack Pipes and Drums will perform a mini concert 5:30 to 6 p.m. next to the fountain at the intersection of Main Dick streets.

Schroon’s traditional Fourth of July parade will get under way at 6 p.m. It will proceed from Hoffman Road north on Main Street to Fowler Avenue and onto Leland Avenue to town beach area.

Paul Bubar of Word of Life will announce the parade on the Community Church porch.

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