Story by Janmarie Foschini
Sunny skies and warm weather kicked off the Independence Day festivities in Greenwood Lake on Sat., Jul. 7. The day began with the annual parade honoring the Fink Family as the Grand Marshals.
The Fink Family own Greenwood Lake True Value. Parade attendees included Mayor Jesse Dwyer, the Village Board of Trustees, and officials from the Town and County.
Those who marched in the parade receiving many cheers were local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Daisies, the Soccer Club as well as members from Grace Lutheran Church, Holy Rosary Church, G.L. Gaelic Cultural Society, the G.L. American Legion Post 1443, Women’s Auxiliary, G.L. Elks, the G.L. Bark Park, and Project Children.
Army tanks joined in the on the fun and were part of the parade. The G.L. Police Dept., Ambulance Corp, and the G.L. Fire Department, along with five other fire companies were among many of the parade attendees.
Windermere Ave. was filled with children and adults cheering and waving as everyone passed by them. Children enjoyed catching candy thrown to them by the marchers. American Flags were waved and applause given as the parade made its way down the avenue.
“I am so thankful that these great organizations and all of their marchers joined us today to celebrate such a special time in America – a special time in Greenwood Lake,” said Mayor Jesse Dwyer.
At the conclusion of the parade, the Greenwood Lake Volunteer Fire Department invited everyone to the opening of their new firehouse, located at 17 Mountain Lakes Ln. in Greenwood Lake. The firefighters welcomed the community to a delicious BBQ, snacks, and soft drinks prepared by the volunteers. The community was welcomed to tour the new firehouse and visit with local firefighters.
The festivities were topped off with a spectacular fireworks display over the beautiful Greenwood Lake and music at the beach by DJ Ry Guy.