Fourth plans--but Cobleskill struggles with donations


With the Fourth of July just around the corner, Cobleskill’s celebration has raised just half of the $7,000 needed for its celebration at the fairgrounds. Sponsored by the Cobleskill Recreation Commission and the Friends of the Fourth, the event is funded by donations with anything leftover going to the next year’s celebration. The $7,000 includes the costs of fireworks, insurance, renting the Fairgrounds and advertising. Donations—even as little as $1—can be sent to Village of Cobleskill—Friends of the 4th, 378 Mineral Springs Road, Suite 2, Cobleskill, NY 12043. The celebration is also facing a shortfall of volunteers to help park cars, work the main gate, and handle vehicle control afterwards. To volunteer or more information, contact Linda Holmes at (518) 234-2977. To sign up to participate in the parade, contact Justin McDermott at, (518) 860-9145. • • • Cobleskill Cobleskill’s July 4th celebration will run from noon-10pm at the Cobleskill Fairgrounds. There will be family fun activities, including Carey’s Entertainment, a children’s area, and vendors; music by DJ Pat, a baby contest at noon, and a parade from Campus Drive down Main Street to the fairgrounds starting at 5pm. Fireworks at 9pm will cap off the day. Sharon Springs Sharon Springs will kick off the 4th with a 10am countywide parade from Dairyland to the school athletic fields. Afterwards, there will be a chicken and ribs BBQ on the front lawn of Sharon Springs Central School with entertainment from 9am-1pm. This year’s parade theme is “Let Freedom Ring.” Pre-registration for the parade by June 30 is required; go to or contact Ron Ketelsen, president, at (518) 860-5513. Floats, antique cars, tractors, and marchers are all welcome.

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