Schroon Lake will kick off the summer season in style. The community will host “Opening Weekend 2012—The Official Start of Summer” May 26-28. Included will be Memorial Day ceremonies in Schroon Lake and North Hudson.
continued Davis said there will be two blessings, for non-motorized and motorized watercraft. Local clergy will be stationed on both land and boats in the lake to bless the fleets.
“The blessing of the canoes and kayaks will take place at 9:30 a.m. and the blessing of the motorized fleet will take place at around 2 p.m.,” she said. “We want boat owners to get into the spirit of the weekend and decorate their boats. The (Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce) chamber will recognize the Funniest Boat, Best Pirate Ship and Most Adirondack Style Boat for decorations. And there is no cost to be included in the boat parades.”
The Summer Expo on Main Street will feature vendors. Main Street businesses are also being encouraged to offer specials for the duration of the weekend.
“The Summer Expo will be an ideal opportunity for area businesses, arts and crafters, non-profits and community organizations to showcase what they do,” Davis said. “Booths have already been secured by service groups like the Schroon Lake EMS and the Warren County Sheriff’s Department. The expo will also feature a free zumba class and demonstration by Cathy Peace and a Sun Salutation yoga class by True North Yoga Studio owner Deb Philp.”
Davis said the townwide garage sale, which will run over the three-day weekend, will also bring a lot of people to Schroon.
“Everyone loves a good garage sale,” Davis said. “We will have maps both online and hard copies for folks to navigate their way around town.”
Registration forms for the Summer Expo, boat parades and the garage sales are available at the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce office and online at www.schroonlakeregion.com.
Sunday’s events include the community garage sale, a pancake breakfast served by Cub Scout Pack 37 at the Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club 7 a.m. to noon, Schroon Lake Central School trout project release at 11 a.m. at the town dock, a presentation by the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehab Center at 11:30 a.m. in the town park and the annual Town of Schroon Lions Club auction at noon at the Boathouse Theatre.