Cassadaga village plans Labor Day weekend of events

CASSADAGA – The Labor Day weekend is soon approaching, and the village of Cassadaga has set plans for the events that weekend

On Saturday, Aug. 30 at 4 p.m., the village parade will begin at the Frisbee Road area and continue on Maple Avenue towards the Firehall. Everyone is welcome to participate in the parade, and the speaker’s stand will be located about half way through the parade. Village deputy mayor Jeff Frick will be this year’s master of ceremony for the parade. Mayor LeeAnn Lazarony is sending out invitations to surrounding towns and organizations inviting them to participate in the parade. Trustee Mike Lehnen said the village wants this to be a community parade, and if someone wants to walk with a dog in the parade, or ride a bike, the village will welcome them.

When the parade concludes at the Cassadaga firehall on Mill Street, hot dogs and pop will be served by the firemen to everyone at no charge. Prior to the parade, the Cassadaga American Legion Post 1280 will hold their annual clam and corn roast at the legion from noon until 4 p.m. All are welcome.

Following the parade, the Cassadaga Lakes Association will hold its annual Ducky Derby race at the bridge on Maple Avenue and Mill Street. Those who haven’t yet purchased a duck for the race prior to Aug. 30 may do so just before the race. All are welcome to participate.

On Sunday, Aug. 31, the annual boat parade will take place beginning at the Dale Drive boat launch. Both decorated and non-decorated boats are welcome to participate in the event parade which begins at 3:30 p.m. Deputy Mayor Frick said he will be in his kayak. The boat parade will continue toward the Cassadaga beach where there will be a steel band concert. The beach area will be open for those to watch the band concert. A fun-filled farewell to summer is planned for all, and all are welcome.