JULY 4, 2016: SCHROON'S BIG PARTY

 2015 JULY 4TH FIREWORS: PHOTO COURTESY TOM KENNEDY

2015 JULY 4TH FIREWORS: PHOTO COURTESY TOM KENNEDY

Schroon’s 62nd Annual July 4th Parade and all day celebration is once again going to a spectacular event, promise organizers.

Old favorites are back, as well as some new surprises, Tammy Whitty-Brown told Schroon Laker today.

On a weekend where record crowds are expected to hit the road for this three day holiday, organizers hope many will make a stop in Schroon Lake.

“We have many of the crowd favorites back again,” Tammy told us.

Among them are The Blues Brothers Band and the wacky Funky Karnaval Percussion Comic Act.”

New this year in the kids fun area at the top of the beach in the town park will be cotton candy, popcorn and sno-cones. A portion of the proceeds go to the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce to help cover costs associated with the parade”.

“Expect to see floats from many of our town’s civic organizations and businesses,” Tammy said.

This year the Schroon Lakers of the Year-- awarded posthumously to Dan Riggins and his wife Kathy will be walking in the parade with their family, forgoing the traditional ride in a car.

“Dan and Kathy walked everywhere and this how the family wanted to honor Dan’s legacy,” Tammy said.

July 4th is a day where you could spend the whole day in our town-- with around the clock entertainment , with plenty of beach time.

And there is something for everyone   -- from early morning to the Fireworks Spectacular come nightfall.

Here are some of the highlights for Monday’s Big Day.

8am

Sign up for the 5K & 1 Mile Kids Fun Run sponsored by the Schroon Lake  Central School.

9am – 1pm

Schroon Lake Farmer’s Market on the lawn at the Town Hall Building

9am-8pm

Adirondack Basket Raffle-Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce on Main Street. Winners announced at 8pm

10am – 3pm

Adirondack Arts and Crafters on the lawn at the Town Hall

10 am – ‘til sold out

Lions Hot Dog Stand at the beach at the Town Park

11am-till sold out

The 37th Annual Chicken BBQ at Community Church, Main Street.

11am-9pm

Bounce Around- fun activities for children at the Town Park Beach, Art Bucket- Airbrush tattoos, face painting and hair braiding,

11am-12pm

Schroon’s own Mark Piper rippin’ the riffs on guitar with his Marking’ Time  Band at the Town Park Beach area

12pm-2:30pm

T & T @ at Town Park Beach area

3pm-5:00pm

Get ready to rock: The Gregson Brothers Band @ the Town Park Beach area

4pm-6pm

Music on the Porch with Sue Calkinon  the steps of The Community Church, Main Street. Keyboards and Vocals!

5:00pm-5:45

The Scotia/Glenville Pipe Band performs a mini concert @ The Fountain on Main and Dock Streets

6pm

The PARADE BEGINS: Starting at the corner of Hoffman Road and Route 9, to Fowler and onto Leland to Town Beach area

8pm

Drawing of Adirondack Basket Raffle winners @ Chamber office. Winners don't need to be present to win

Dusk

Patriotic Music Concert with the Word of Life Collegians & Seagle Music Colony Class of 2016 @ The Town Park Beach Area

Dark

GALA FIREWORKS DISPLAY OVER SCHROON LAKE. A barge worth of fireworks will be launched.

For more information, call The Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (518) 532-7675