June 2011 Archives
"If you step from the Union Depot in Troy into a Delaware and Hudson car attached to the 5p.m. express on the Fitchburg Railroad, you will find yourself in the prettiest town in Northern New York." These words, written by a correspondent to the Troy Daily Press in 1888 about Salem, still ring true. If you haven't experienced a small-town Fourth of July celebration - or shared one with your kids or grand kids - it's time you did, and I've got just the place. Salem has the biggest fourth of July celebration in the Battenkill Valley, starting with a FFA Chicken Barbeque at noon, a 100-unit parade at 5pm, and an old-fashioned fireman's carnival at 6pm, with fireworks at 9:30. Come enjoy the day in "the prettiest town in Northern New York." See you there!
The fun begins Friday, June 3 at 8:30am with a balloon inflation demonstration for the kids at Cambridge elementary, and for the rest of us at 6pm with the official opening ceremonies. The first launch is at 6:30pm, followed by another at 5:30am on Saturday. It's all happening on the grounds of Cambridge Central School on Route 22 in the heart of town. There will be a lot of fun activities throughout the weekend, including games, rides, parties and food...lots and lots of food. You can't miss this one! (Just look up!)