Big parade in Lyndonville helps show patriotic spirit

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 July 2016 at 8:00 am

LYNDONVILLE – Thomas Follman plays the tuba in the Lyndonville Marching Band in today’s Fourth of July parade. Follman, who just graduated from the school, joined about 85 other students in grades 5 through 12 in the band for today’s parade.

The band stopped on the parade route on Main Street to lead the crowd in singing the National Anthem.

Numerous community organizations – churches, businesses, fire departments, service clubs, bands and more – marched in today’s parade in Lyndonville, and many of the participants were decked out in red, white and blue.

Miguel Aldaco, center, joins Jacob and Clara Pruski in the float for the Knights of Columbus and St. Joan of Arc of Orleans.

Faith Bible Baptist Church in Medina made this patriotic float, “Old Glory.”

The Spencerville Yacht Club in Lyndonville released a batch of balloons during the parade. The group has an Olympic-themed float.

The Hospice Duck stops to high-five a kid along the parade route.

Teri Woodworth, the village clerk, promotes Lyndonville’s public water supply.

This member of the American Legion in Lyndonville waves to the crowd on Main Street.

Employees for the Mizkan company in Lyndonville participate in the parade.

Daniel Grabowski of Albion helps carry the banner for the Knights of Columbus. His father Michael Grabowski is a member of the Knights.

The Shelby Volunteer Fire Company was among the many fire departments with a fire truck in the parade.

Lyndonville firefighters march in the parade.

Oak Orchard Assembly of God in Medina created a float to promote its upcoming Vacation Bible School called “Lava Lava Island, Where Jesus’ Love Flows.”

Lyndonville alumni once again joined to play in the parade. They call their band, “Treble in the Streets.”

Randall Bane is dressed as Uncle Sam while pushing his mother Mildred in today’s parade.

The Lyndonville United Methodist Church also created a patriotic float to promote some of the church’s ministry efforts.

The Gates Keystone Club, Police, Pipes & Drums plays patriotic music in the parade.

Georgia Thomas of Medina is dressed up as Cobble the Museum Mouse. Thomas has created a coloring book starring Cobble to help promote the Cobblestone Museum in Gaines.

Local Girl Scouts and their leaders were out waving flags and tossing candy along the parade path.

Automotive Solutions, a towing business in Medina, joined several other businesses in the parade.

State Assemblyman Steve Hawley, center, and State Sen. Rob Ortt passed out candy and waved to many in the crowd.

Orleans County Sheriff Randy Bower and a contingent from the Sheriff’s Office also participated in the popular parade.