Lyndonville will throw biggest July 4th party in county

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 July 2018 at 5:43 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: Joslynn Bull of Barker, the Miss New York State High School Rodeo Queen for 2017-2018, was among the many parade participants on July 4, 2017 in Lyndonville.

LYNDONVILLE – The Village of Lyndonville is ready to host Orleans County biggest Fourth of July party.

The Lions Club is taking the lead in its 44th annual Independence Day Celebration in Lyndonville.

The club’s 35 members are involved in organizing and running the event.

“It’s so nice to see Lyndonville come to life,” said Ann Marie Holland, the Lions Club president. “It’s rather amazing. It’s really a small group of people who complete the undertaking tomorrow.”

Club members have been raising money for the big bash on Wednesday, and have been particularly busy in recent days ordering food, setting up tents and parking barriers. Tomorrow the Lions Club will be busy all day, cooking hot dogs and the chicken barbecue dinners, organizing the parade and other events. Club members also get to take out the garbage.

“It’s our biggest fundraiser,” Holland said. “We use the money for the medical loan closet, eyeglasses and other community service projects.”

Some highlights in the schedule include:

• The festival opens at 10 a.m. with a bounce house for kids from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the front lawn of the school.

• Arts & Crafts Show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on school front lawn with more than 50 vendors.

• Parade at noon.

• Chicken barbecues with baked beans & salt potatoes from 1 to 5 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

• Concert by Gates Keystone Club Police Pipes & Drums, 1:30 p.m.

• WNY Garden Tractor Pull from 1 to 4 p.m. on Housel Avenue.

• The Hospice of Orleans Duck Race starts at 3 p.m. in Johnson Creek. Only 500 tickets available and they will be sold during festival.

• The Who Dats in concert at High School Parking Lot from 7 p.m. until the fireworks.

• Fireworks at 10 p.m.

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