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Lake Linden cancels July 4 celebration

LAKE LINDEN — The Lake Linden Village Council and the Lake Linden Volunteer Fire Department have canceled the sponsored activities for this year’s Independence Day celebration, Village Clerk Bob Poirier said in a release.

“We were at the point where we couldn’t continue planning, fund-raising and making commitments for the event without assurances that there wouldn’t be restrictions we would either be unable to enforce or to monitor,” he said. “Of course, no one is in a position to do that right now.”

Poirier said that the “sponsored” activities included the entertainment, vendors, and fireworks in the park on July 3 and the parades, vendors and games which were normally held on the Fourth itself. 

“Everything typically listed on the fire department flyers starting with the vendors opening on July 3 through the bike parade and street dance on the evening of the Fourth,” he said.

“I hope that our residents and visitors will celebrate Independence Day this year in their own way, mindful of others and observing any guidelines that are in place,” Poirier stated.  “It is our full intention to bring the full festivities back in 2021 and beyond.”

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