Parade kicks off Fourth festivities in Lyndonville

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 July 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – About a dozen fire companies in Orleans and Niagara counties were part of today’s parade.

Some of the classic cars and vehicles were filled with happy flag wavers.

Lyndonville is once again hosting the biggest Independence Day party in Orleans County. The festivities began with a parade down Platten Road before reaching the biggest crowds on Main Street.

The schedule is packed with other events leading up to a fireworks show at 10 p.m.

A group of veterans led the parade down Platten Road, Maple Avenue and then Main Street.

Several local politicians were in the parade, including County Legislator Lynne Johnson of Lyndonville and Legislature Chairman David Callard of Medina.

Adolf Genter, a member of Concerned Citizens of Orleans County, plays his accordion from the back of a truck during the parade.

New York Revolution’s chapter in Orleans County had a float proclaiming the organization’s support for Second Amendment rights.

A group of alumni from Lyndonville joined for a marching band for today’s parade.

These photos were taken from near the village line, close to where Platten Road becomes Maple Avenue. Most of the action at today’s festival is on the school grounds.