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Holy Names celebrates 100 years

Labor Day parade held

Jake Rafferty prepares hundreds of chicken breasts for the chicken BBQ at the Au Sable Forks Labor Day celebrations.

Jake Rafferty prepares hundreds of chicken breasts for the chicken BBQ at the Au Sable Forks Labor Day celebrations. Photo by Katherine Clark.

— The Main Street of Au Sable Forks was alive with visitors and locals lining to see the parade on Labor Day.

The parade doubled as a 100 year celebration for the St. Mary’s School in AuSable Forks, as the Catholic Community of Holy Name and St. Matthew’s Parish held the 2012 Labor Day Celebration to benefit the school.

The school sponsored the event to celebrate the 100th year of educational services offered by Holy Name School serving the residents in the towns of Black Brook and Jay as Well as surrounding areas of Keeseville and Peru.

Bishop Terry LaValley of the Diocese of Ogdensburg served as Grand Marshall for the parade and the voice of the event was Town of Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas.

The day’s activities began with the Labor Day Parade, which proceeded down Main St. to the Holy Name Church ground. The Norwood brass Fireman’s Band set the tone for the parade and the days event’s by leading the parade and performing during the barbeque events.

Cars the second annual Holy Name Car Show allowed visitors to check out vintage automobiles and modified trucks and vote for their favorites. Car show winner for best of show was Norm Westover with his 1970 Road Runner Convertible.

There was also a burn out competition and smoke show to conclude the car show. Winner of the Smoke show by the most animated applause was Ryan Bombard with his 1997 Ford Ranger.

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