THE 4TH OF JULY
(Editor's Note: This is a corrected version. The first version had an error in the Hawley parade marshal's name.)
WAYNE/PIKE - 2017 marks the 141st anniversary of the independence of the United States of America.
Fireworks and parades mark the 4th of July celebration in the Wayne and Pike County area. Fireworks are planned from July 1st through the 4th, in various locations.
Here are the events, made known to The News Eagle.
Lake Wallenpaupack fireworks
July 4th fireworks are planned, Tuesday, July 4 at Lake Wallenpaupack, fire from the Wallanpaupack Area High School football field at about 9:15 p.m. Stadium seating opens at 7 p.m. Bold Gold Media 105.3 FM will broadcast patriotic music during the fireworks. Rain date: July 5th. Donations and sponsorships are needed. Contact the Chamber of the Northern Poconos at 570-226-3191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The parade starts at Spring Street & Main Avenue, heads up Main to Bingham Park. The parade marshal this year is 10-year old Bobby Fortuna, who is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant. More parades: There is a parade planned in Newfoundland, on Saturday, July 1st at noon, hosted by the Greene-Dreher Fire Association. See page A2 for more information. The 115th annual Independence Day parade in Narrowsburg, NY takes place Tuesday, July 4th at 3 p.m., hosted by Narrowsburg Fire Department. This is followed by their chicken barbecue from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the fire house on Bridge Street. Tickets are $11.00, take out only, and available from any member prior to the 4th. Limited tickets may be available at the door, but are not guaranteed. NOTE: Fireworks occur on Monday July 3rd at dusk, with a rain date of the 4th. Pleasant Mount Community Center in Pleasant Mount, Wayne County, hosts a parade on Tuesday, July 4 at 10 a.m. A ceremony follows at 11 a.m. in the park by the Samuel Meredith monument. There will be speakers, games, refreshments, a silent auction, book sale, raffles, barbecue, watermelon seed spitting contest, a 5K race/walk and T-shirts. The parade includes a line of farm tractors, which are entered into a competition.
The annual Hawley Carnival begins at 1 p.m. in the park, on the 4th of July. Immediately following the parade and leading up to the opening of the carnival, Jason Merrill and other local musicians are expected to be performing from the bandstand.
The carnival lasts July 4 through July 8. On Tuesday the 4th, the hours are 1 p.m. to “as long as they have a crowd,” leading up to the time of the fireworks.
On Wednesday through Saturday, the carnival hours are 6 to 10 p.m.
Carnival ticket purchases benefit Hawley Borough Police and Hawley Parks & Recreation Commission.
On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, ride all rides for one price, $14.00.
More fireworks planned:
SATURDAY, JULY 1
SUNDAY, JULY 2Honesdale, fired at dusk from Irving Cliff. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. in Central Park with live entertainment, food vendors and children’s activities. Rain date: July 3rd. For information contact the Greater Honesdale Partnership. Visit www.visithonesdalepa.co; call 570-253-5492 or email email@example.com. Lake Ariel, fired at dusk at the Lake Ariel Beach off Route 191. Rain date: July 5.
MONDAY, JULY 3Port Jervis, NY, around 9:15 p.m., from Point Peter. This is in conjunction with the 4th annual Dinner Along the Delaware, at Riverside Park. Dinner is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For dinner ticket information call the City Clerk’s office at 845-858-4000 or the Recreation Office at 845-858-4045. Narrowsburg, NY, between 9 and 9:30 p.m., hosted by Ned Lang of Narrowsburg Inn & Lang Industries. Rain date: July 4. Skytop Lodge in Canadensis, at dusk. Cost: $10/car. Live music and concessions are also planned, with VIP seating for the best views.