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Heuvelton Labor Day Committee looking for volunteers

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By AMANDA PURCELL

HEUVELTON – The Heuvelton Labor Day Committee is finalizing plans for their big weekend on Sept. 1 and 2, but the committee is still looking for volunteers to help plan events.

“This year is really special because it’s the Village of Heuvelton’s 100th Centennial Birthday, so we are trying to go all out and make this year bigger and better than ever,” said Labor Day Committee Co-Chair Shirley Todd.

The two-day event will recall old favorites and some new.

Back by the popular demand, the Hayes Family will be featuring horse rides for children and Thompson Park Zoo from Watertown will be different animals. Also, the nail pounding and pet show will return. Michelle Ladowcer will host a children’s fishing derby and Dave and Colleen Steele will co-sponsor a walk/ run. There will be a baby show and nail pounding and baby contest. There will be a Craft Fair and games throughout both days.

“New games were added last year and will be carried over this year,” said Mrs. Todd. “We keep the prizes of playing reasonable so everybody can afford to play.”

“We definitely need the young and old alike to give an hour or two of their time to help run the games, and it is fun to help,” she said.

This year the St. Lawrence Peddlers’ will start their canoe race at Rossie and landing at the Heuvelton Boat Launch at 1 p.m.

Concessions such as hot dogs, French fries, fried bread dough, sweet potato fries, and fried Oreo cookies will be cooked at the Boat launch. There will also be a Strawberry Shortcake Festival on Sat. and Sun.

“This is the third year we’ve named it after my mother, Anne Todd,” said Mrs. Todd. “She could always be found making sundaes, shortcakes and ‘the works.’”

The Paul A. Conroy, Jr. Heuvelton AmVets Auxiliary will make cakes for the annual “Cake Walk.”

“Some children save their quarters all year for the cake walk,” said Mrs. Todd.

The parade will be held on Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. Floats should be at the field no later than 11:30 a.m. to be judged, parade set-up by 12:30 p.m. Horses that want be in the parade should be at the grounds by noon. Also

The annual Button Blitz will be held on Aug. 31. Buttons will be sold throughout the day Community Bank. At 3:30 p.m., buttons will be sold at all corners exiting and entering Heuvelton. The cost is $1 per button.

The entertainment will be provide by The Brockville Lions’ Steele Band.” The committee is looking for individuals and organization who have enjoyed the Brockville group to donate tourists their return the cost of the band is $1,100. They will be at the boat launch after the parade.

If you are interested in volunteering in any of the events, contact Mrs. Todd at 393-5684. If you would like to make a donation to the committee you can send a check to Heuvelton Labor Day Committee, P.O. Box 81, Heuvelton, NY 13654.

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