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Patriotic Proclamation on Independence Day 2024

Patriotic Proclamation on Independence Day 2024

Patriotic Proclamation on Independence Day 2024

LAKEVILLE – The Grove City of Lake Wononscopomuc’s traditional Fourth of July celebration went off without a hitch Thursday, July 4th.

The rain held off until well after the main event, and even then it wasn’t much.

Sponsored by the Salisbury Association, the event features Lou Bucceri, dressed as Heman Allen, receiving the new Declaration of Independence and reading it aloud.

Allen, uh, Bucceri said he’s read the Fourth of July Declaration at the Grove every year since 2002.

“Except for the weather and COVID.”

This took about 15 minutes and apparently made people hungry because the hot dog line at EXTRAS (Salisbury Central School’s child care program) was exponentially longer after the declaration than before the declaration .

The Salisbury Band, led by Brian Viets, played the traditional mix of marches and folk songs.

Before things got underway, Lakeville’s Tracie Shannon was walked by her energetic dog, Jasper, to the main beach office to greet Grove manager Stacey Dodge.

Jasper, a small, white, woolly type of dog, was up for it and displayed an amazing ability to jump several feet in the air with no apparent effort.