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Parade showcases patriotic spirit

Posted 4 July 2014 at 12:00 am

The Orleans County 4-H Clover was out celebrating the holiday. The 4-H Fair runs from July 21-26 in Knowlesville.

By Sue Cook, staff reporter

LYNDONVILLE – The Village of Lyndonville was packed today when everyone chose their spots to watch the parade.

Before the event began, the bandstand had parents and kids gather in the center of the road to dance to the hokey pokey and YMCA.

Uncle Sam started the parade down Main Street, waving to the crowd as he passed.

Veterans were recognized with massive applause as they followed Uncle Sam. Many observers stood up to show respect.

Members of Dance Theater in Medina joined in the parade.

One of Gia Arnold’s daughters enjoys the ride in the parade. Her mother is running for State Senate against George Maziarz.

The Gates Keystone Club Police Pipes and Drums band played drums and bagpipes. The band was founded to honor their fallen. The band attends many community festivals and events each year.

The Oak Orchard Kids Krusade promoted their Vacation Bible School program “Take the Plunge!” by spraying the crowd with water.

Treble in the Streets, a band of Lyndonville alumni, sang the national anthem when they reached the announcer’s bandstand.

Hamlin Dog Control and the Hamlin Dog Shelter encouraged everyone to adopt a pet to love and save a life. The heart on the back reads “Dogs leave paw prints on our hearts.”

The Lyndonville Tigers school band marches down Main Street. Many students were showing their patriotic pride through red, white and blue accessories.

Tonight the band “Happy Ending” will play in the Lyndonville High School parking lot on Housel Avenue from 7 p.m. until the firework display at 10 p.m.