On July 4th the Town of Long Lake will be hosting traditional games and activities starting at 10 a.m. at the Long Lake Ballfield located at 1167 Main Street. First up will be two activities for children ages 5 and under followed up with the Games for All Ages. Games include 3-Legged Races, Sack Races, Hula Hoop Competition and the Egg Toss. The Long Lake prize booth offers trinkets for all ages winning the top three of their heats. All participants in the Egg Toss receive a free ice cream cone.
The Long Lake Town Beach at 1258 Main Street will be the site of the evening festivities. Penelope the Clown will be in the beach gazebo painting faces and creating animal balloons. The Long Lake Fire Department will be selling raffle tickets for their ATV and serving up sausage and peppers and hot dogs. Folks are invited to come down to the beach with lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy the late afternoon.
At 6:30 p.m. Grit N Grace from Syracuse, NY hits the stage. Featuring Jackie Pop on vocals, Dave Brown, formerly of the Fulton Chain Gang, on guitar and vocals, Bob Lett, bass and vocals and Frank Hanyak on drums and vocals. Grit N Grace is a modern country dance band playing music of: Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, AC/DC, Little Big Town, Cheap Trick, Sara Evans, The Cars, Allman Brothers, Gretchen Wilson, The Who, Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks, Dierks Bentley, Johnny Cash, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trick Pony, The Band Perry, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan, Big & Rich, Lady Antebellum, Allison Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, Florida-Georgia Line, The Henningsens, Alan Jackson, Taylor Swift, No Doubt, Chris Young, Jason Aldean, Patsy Cline, Vince Gill, The Doors, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Stevie Nicks, Pistol Annies, ZZ Top, and more.
Fireworks are slated for dusk, approximately 9:30pm in Long Lake, overlooking Jennings Park Pond, across from the Long Lake Town Beach. Fireworks from the barge can be seen in Raquette Lake on July 4th.
Fireworks support is made possible by a generous contribution by Mrs. Mary Lou Whitney and John Hendrickson and Whitney Industries. Additional thanks to the Long Lake and Raquette Lake Business community for their support of the 4th of July fireworks: Hoss’s Country Corner, Britton Enterprises, Stewart’s Shops, Mt. Sabattis Lodge, Order of Eastern Star Abenaque Chapter 745, Dr. Russell Rider, Dr. Gregory Gachowski, Long Lake Camp for the Arts and Long Lake Adventure Camp, and Raquette Lake Navigation.