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Fireworks To Cap Canton Dairy Princess Festival Festivities


This weekend’s St. Lawrence County Dairy Princess Parade and Festival will be capped off by one of the area’s most prolific fireworks displays this Saturday night. At dusk, thousands of people will flock to Canton Central School to watch the skies light up with a spectacular display of fireworks.

For the past few years, the town of Canton, North Country Savings Bank in Canton and TJ Toyota, Potsdam, From A1

sponsored the fireworks show, much to the delight of large crowds.

“One of the largest displays north of Syracuse and is promised by our professionals,” said Clark Carvel, town councilman and organizer of the fireworks event. “Many thanks to all who make this possible and especially the Canton fire and police departments for their safety assistance.”

Both before and during the fireworks, food and drink is available at a concession operated by the Canton Boosters Club. In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks show will be held Sunday.

“This fireworks display is one of best shows anywhere, and every year the number of people who attend grows.” stated Sally A. Hill, executive director of the Canton Chamber of Commerce. “Fireworks don’t come cheap so we appreciate the financial support of the sponsors. It’s a fantastic way to wrap up a great weekend in Canton.”

On Friday, the Big Wheels races get underway at 6 p.m. on Park Place. The annual John Deere Day and Block Dance begins at 7 p.m. on Park Street adjacent the Canton Post Office. Food vendors, craft tables and informational booths will be open in the Village Park.

On Saturday, the Dairy Princess Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the park. The parade through downtown Canton begins at 1 p.m. The Kiwanis Duck Pluck at the fountain the park will take place at 3 p.m.

On Friday and Saturday, a car show will be open along Park Street.

“It’s a big weekend on Canton and a great way for people from outside the area to see what Canton has to offer. When thousands of people line Main Street it can only mean good things for Canton businesses and the community at large,” said Mrs. Hill. “If you attended this event you know how much fun it is. If you have not experienced the St. Lawrence County Dairy Princess Parade and Festival then you don’t know what you’re missing.”

For more information about this weekend’s festivities, call the Canton Chamber office at 386-8255.

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