Military flyover will again precede parade in Lyndonville on July 4th

Photo by Tom Rivers: A United States Air Force C-17 flies over Route 63 in Lyndonville just before the noon Fourth of July parade last year.

Posted 26 June 2023 at 11:07 am

Press Release, Lyndonville Lions Club

LYNDONVILLE – The Lyndonville Lions Club recently received confirmation that the 911th United States Air Force Reserve from Pittsburgh, Pa. will open the July 4th celebration with a military flyover again this year.

The crew that flew last year stated that the Lyndonville flyover was very special for them.  One of the commanding officers held it in special regard due to the fact that he spent his youth growing up in the Oakfield-Alabama area.

The crew was amazed at the size of the reception they received once over the Village of Lyndonville. It is expected that the flyover will pass over Main Street right at noon, just before the start of the parade.

The Lions Club has a full day planned on July 4th with arts and crafts, chicken barbecue and live music throughout the day. New activities like bounce houses and pony rides have been added this year.

The evening events will see the band Flipside perform from 7 p.m. until the start of the fireworks at 10 pm. Flipside has been voted western New York’s top rock band for the last eight years.

Chicken barbecue tickets can be obtained at the information booth on the school front lawn on July Fourth. Indoor seating in the school cafeteria will be available for those purchasing chicken barbecue dinners.

The Lions want attendees to know that coolers and folding chairs are welcome for the evening concert and fireworks. They ask attendees to avoid glass bottles and practice a carry in, carry out refuse policy.