Lyndonville to welcome back full Fourth of July celebration with parade

Photo by Tom Rivers: People lined up along Main Street for the annual Fourth of July parade in Lyndonville in this photo from 2019. The parade lasted more than an hour and included many fire trucks, floats for businesses and organizations, and marching bands. The parade was cancelled in 2020 and 2021.

Posted 4 May 2022 at 1:39 pm

Press Release, Lyndonville Lions Club

LYNDONVILLE – The Lyndonville Lions Club’s current major focus is finalizing plans for the return of the Lyndonville Lions club July 4th extravaganza with a full parade and fireworks display.

The club president and parade committee encourages everyone to support the fireworks fund drive. Fireworks collection cans have been placed at area retailers for individuals to donate to support the fireworks show.

The July 4th Lyndonville Lions parade, absent the past two years, will return this year and begin at noon, followed by an arts and craft show on the front lawn of the Lyndonville School. Food venders will be available and the annual chicken barbeque starts serving at 1 p.m. Chicken barbeque tickets will be available for early purchase from any Lyndonville Lions Club member.

The Orleans County Sheriff’s Department will also be on site for child car seat checks, children identification cards and the Yellow Dot program.

The Lyndonville Lions Club holds its bimonthly meetings at the White Birch Golf Club in Lyndonville. New members Chris Cappetta and Dr. Nancy Ciavarri were inducted in April. The Lyndonville Lions also accepted two additional members applications for induction in May.

Following the club’s March Pop-Up Eye Clinic, the club recently completed its first phase of delivering 60 pairs of eye glasses to people across Orleans County. The second phase will culminate in the next few weeks with the delivery of the remaining 90 pairs of eyeglasses.

A presentation was given by Vern Fonda on behalf of “The Murph Challenge” – an endurance competition that helps raise money in support the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation.

This foundation awards scholastic scholarships to children of wounded or fallen military personnel. For more information on this scholarship program and for information on participation in the “Murph Challenge” – log on to the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation web site. The Lyndonville Lions has supported this program for several years.

John Belson, Lions Club member and Lyndonville mayor, presented the results of this year’s Lyndonville Easter Egg Hunt which continues to be a well-attended event. The club is preparing for its upcoming Mothers’ Day rose sale. Long stemmed red roses are available for $20 per dozen and can be picked up on Friday, May 6, at the White Birch after 10 a.m.

Orders can be placed by contacting any Lyndonville Lions Club member, by leaving a phone or text message at 585-745-0895 or by contacting the White Birch.