E’town Day plans underway

E-town Day will be held on July 21 this year.

E-town Day will be held on July 21 this year. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

Plans for the annul Elizabethtown Day Celebration are under way and will kickoff with a bake sale to raise money for the day’s events.

On Memorial Day, May 28, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Elizabethtown Fire Department will be holding a bake sale and 50/50 raffle after the Memorial Day parade to raise money for the Etown Day fireworks and other festivities. The bake sale will be set up in front of the government center on Court Street.

“The cost has gone up this year but the show is tremendous and we’ve always had a good experience with this company,” Harvey Putnam, an organizer of Etown Day and member of the Elizabethtown Fire Department said.

The fireworks, provided by Bay Fire Works out of Farmingdale, will cost about $5,600. Putnam said the firework show has cost about $5,000 in the past and said the department hopes to raise the additional funds needed through stepped up fundraising efforts.

Harvey said the fire department took over the Etown Day festivities three years ago and have been working hard to ensure it’s a fun-filled day for the whole family.

“This is a great community event that gets everybody together and it’s grown bigger and bigger every year,” Harvey said.

Etown Day will take place July 21 and will include the annual parade set to begin at 3 p.m., followed by live music by Vontus, a rock/alternative band based in Queensbury and Saratoga.

During the day the town-wide garage sale will be going on throughout the town with maps to direct visitors provided by the Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce. New this year will be hot air balloon teathered rides set to take flight near the school and later down by the pavilion.

Anyone who would like to donate funds to support the Etown Day celebration do so, care of: Elizabethtown Day, P.O. Box 457, Woodruff Avenue, Elizabethtown, NY, 12932.

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