Chief Lansing and his Merry band of Parade Planners have been busy at work organizing the 2012 Essex 4th of July Festivities! It’s just under one month to go!
Fireworks, Parade, Food & Games!
- A Fireworks extravaganza will begin at dusk on Tuesday, July 3, off Mason’s Point. Get your blankets ready to sit on, and buy some sparklers to wave around as you watch the fireworks light up the sky over Lake Champlain!
- A titillating old fashioned parade will step off Southbound onto State Route 22 at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, from the Block House Road (by the Catholic Church), and will continue down past the ferry dock and onto Main Street in Essex like every year. Make sure to get there early to find a good spot to park and watch as the marchers, bikers, floats, tractors, and vintage & classic cars go by! Don’t forget to be on the look out for the candy throwers!
- Following the parade the equally crowd pleasing fun filled family oriented Durant games will begin on Begg’s Point along with the usual Fireman’s gourmet food booth.
Numerous other events are in the preliminary planning stages by various groups. Come join in the fun whether as a spectator or as a participant. Penelope the Clown and the Police Pipes and Drums of Plattsburgh, under the direction of Pipe Major James Godfrey; retired NYSP have already signed on.
Anyone desiring to enter or having a question, please call Chief Lansing or Wayne Bailey at 963-4060. Hope to see you all there! (The Valley News)
Never Been to the Fourth of July in Essex?
For those of you who have never experienced a Fourth of July in Essex, New York, before here is a video taken in 2010 to give you an idea of what it’s like! It’s filled with various activities that were done throughout the day, and the video even has music playing inthe background from an event that day.