Carlton parade and community celebration set for June 1

Photo by Tom Rivers: Z.A.M. Yohe Draft Horses pulls a group on a wagon in the procession down Route 98 during the Carlton bicentennial parade down Route 98 on June 17, 2023.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 May 2024 at 9:12 am

CARLTON – The town last year celebrated its bicentennial with the first parade in Carlton since the 1970s.

Afterward there was a party at the Town Park and Carlton Rec Center. The fun at the town park included music, bounce houses, and many other games and activities.

The event went over so well the town is looking to make it an annual tradition.

The next parade will be at noon on June 1 going down Route 98 from Park Avenue to Waterport-Carlton Road.

“We were so overwhelmed with the response during and after the event last year that we decided to try and make this an annual celebration for the Town of Carlton,” said Kurt Van Wyke, the Carlton highway superintendent.

Parade participants are urged to show up by 11:30 on Park Avenue. They can bring a classic car, tractor, boat on a trailer, decorated float, or even walk their dog on the route.

There will be activities at the park from noon to 4 p.m. with bounce houses, a saw dust pile, horse-drawn rides, fire trucks, and other events including two bands from 1 to 7 p.m. Coupe de Ville will play first followed Stoney Creek at 5 p.m. There will be a beer tent behind the Carlton Rec Hall.