Lyndonville finalizing plans for Fourth of July celebration

Photo by Tom Rivers: It was a packed Main Street for the Fourth of July parade last year. This photo shows a float from the Class of 1982, followed by Weed Man Lawn Care Services based in Albion.

Posted 20 June 2023 at 8:53 am

Press Release, Lyndonville Lions Club

LYNDONVILLE – At the Lyndonville Lions Club recent meeting, the July Fourth Planning Committee unveiled the theme for this year’s 49th Annual Independence Day Celebration. The theme will be “An Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration.”

The Lions are encouraging all residents to fly American flags or banners and encourages all participants to reflect the theme. The Lions have plans to hand out over 5,000 American flags to parade goers.

Provided photo: Lyndonville Lions Cub President Harold Suhr, left, congratulates Russ Martino on serving as parade marshal in the upcoming Fourth of July parade.

The committee announced the musical lineup for this year’s Firecracker Concert Series, funded by GO ART!, sponsors, and Lyndonville Lions Club. A local one-man band, Mike McCauley, will be leading off the evening with his easy rock playlist at 5 p.m.

McCauley will be followed the headliner band, Flipside. They will take the stage on the upper baseball field at 7 p.m. The Lions would like to encourage all concert goers to stay for the fireworks immediately following the end of the concert, at approximately 10 p.m.

The Fourth of July Celebration will include an arts and crafts sale, chicken barbecue, hot dog stand, food vendors, pony rides, antique & classic car cruise-In, and other activities.

The grand marshal for this year’s parade will be Russ Martino. The committee wanted to recognize Martino for all of his hometown efforts. He has a long and distinguished career as a high school educator and administrator, serving both as a teacher and principal. He has been active in local government serving on numerous county, town and village boards and as the Yates Town Supervisor. He continues to be active in many civic organizations and is the longest serving member in the Lyndonville Lions Club.

Any group or organization wishing to participate in the parade should contact the parade director at

The Lyndonville Lions Club also has plans for an inaugural golf tournament at Hickory Ridge Golf Course on Sept. 10. Plans call for a foursome scramble format with a 9 a.m. tee off, followed by an awards presentation and steak roast dinner. There will be more information and registration packages available in the coming weeks.