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Schroon Lake to host July 4th celebration

Parade to highlight 59th annual festivities

An Independence Day tradition will continue in Schroon Lake this summer. The community will host its 59th annual July 4th festivities and parade.

An Independence Day tradition will continue in Schroon Lake this summer. The community will host its 59th annual July 4th festivities and parade. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— An Independence Day tradition will continue in Schroon Lake this summer. The community will host its 59th annual July 4th festivities and parade.

“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 at 11 a.m.

The Schroon Lake Community Church will hold its 34th annual chicken barbecue beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets are $9. The menu will consist of a half chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, roll, brownie, iced tea or lemonade. Take-outs will be available. The church is located in the center of town on Route 9.

Also at 11 a.m. The Schroon Lions food tent will open; Mark Piper will entertain at the town park on the beach; “bounce around” for children will open in the park; “Air Bucket” air brush tattoos and face painting will open; and a rock climbing wall will open.

The band Hot Pursuit will perform at noon in the town park on the beach, followed by the Gregson Brothers Band at 3 p.m.

The annual Schroon Lake Fishing Tournament awards will be presented at 3 p.m. at the chamber office on Main Street.

Sue Tillotson will perform keyboard and vocal music beginning at 4 p.m. on the porch of the Community Church on Main Street.

The Adirondack Pipe & Drums will offer a mini concert next to the fountain at the intersection of Dock and Main streets at 5:30 p.m.

The annual July 4th parade will begin at 6 p.m. and follow a route from Hoffman Road north on Main Street to the town beach. Paul Bubar of Word of Life will announce the parade from the Community Church porch.

Jane and Bob Claus, the 2013 Schroon Lake Citizens of the Year will serve as parade grand marshals.

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