Lyndonville will host another big fireworks show on the Fourth

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 July 2016 at 12:00 am

File photos by Tom Rivers

LYNDONVILLE – A big crowd gathered to watch the fireworks last July 4 in Lyndonville. The show was 43 minutes long and this year’s fireworks will be a comparable show, said Wes Bradley, fireworks chairman in Lyndonville.

Bradley and other members of the Lyndonville Lions Club work throughout the year planning the Fourth of July festival in Lyndonville, which is capped by the fireworks show at 10 p.m.

Young Explosives will be back to set off the fireworks on Monday night in Lyndonville.

Organizers don’t know how many turn out for the fireworks, but Lyndonville is the hub of the county for the Fourth of July.

“You walk up (Route) 63 and there are cars for as far as you can see,” Bradley said. “People watch on the side roads. They’re all over the place watching the fireworks.”

This photo from July 4, 2014 shows the fireworks reflected over the Johnson Creek pond in front of the school.

Bradley said the community steps forward donating to the fireworks show. Residents, businesses and organizations are give to the annual spectacle in the sky.

“It’s everybody that makes this possible, even the people giving dimes and quarters,” Bradley said.

The fireworks will start at 10 p.m. They will follow a busy day in Lyndonville, including a parade at noon, arts and crafts show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., chicken barbecue from 1 to 5 p.m., a garden tractor pull from 1 to 4 p.m., the Hospice duck race at 3 p.m.

There is also live music and other entertainment including a bounce house for kids from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., concert by Gates Keystone Club Police Pipes & Drums at 1:30 p.m., and the Who Dats at 7 p.m.

There will be also be a basket raffle with about 200 baskets up for bid up until 3 p.m. Proceeds go to Ella Suhr and her family. Ella is about 7 months old and is battling a brain tumor.