Fireworks, concert Thursday

Events postponed by bad weather

Continued heavy rains and an uncertain but bleak forecast forced the postponement of Fourth of July festivities in Granville Thursday.

Village Mayor Jay Niles announced the postponements and new dates just before noon. “I’m looking at the forecast and it looks like rain basically all the way through the day,” Niles said by phone from the village offices.

An examination of the weather radar showed despite the occasional break in the rain most of the time for the first of the Summer Concert Series concerts would be dampened by showers with possible thunderstorms for later in the evening when fireworks had been scheduled.

Niles said the next scheduled concert, the July 9 New York Players show, would now be followed by fireworks with other events planned for what would now be the opening night of the series taking place in the park.

Through a series of phone calls Niles said he also found out the Methodist Church Strawberry Social will also move to July 9.

Likewise the Granville Engine & Hose Company chicken barbecue was postponed and will also take place just before the New York Players show.

The opening concert, which was slated to be Bobby Dick and the Sundowners, was postponed for the second-straight year and will move from July 2 to Aug. 21, a Friday night.

“We wanted to try to put him on a Friday night; we’ll get to have two concerts in that week, so that will be nice,” Niles said.

Although there was a chance all or most of the concert could take place, Niles said, he thought it best to reschedule and give everyone a chance to catch this fan favorite.

“It just wouldn’t be fair to everyone if just a few people came out to see a half-hour show,” he said.

The New York Players bring their energetic show back to Veterans Park July 9, featuring hits including Motown, R & B and everyone’s Top 40 favorites. The band with three lead singers, Wesley James, Tracy Corry and Patrick Stacey, keeps the park crowd jumping. The band has played the concert series for the past four years for some of the largest crowds to fill up the park.  

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Northshire Freepress 02/27/15

North Country Freepress – 02/27/15

Lakes Classifieds – 02/27/15

Lakes Region Freepress 02/27/15

Classifieds 02/25/14

A year later, Pember on path to recovery

Bob and Mary (3)

By Derek Liebig A year after a state audit revealed the Granville institution was in a precarious financial state, the […]

A day in the life of a Whitehall Cop

Patrolman Joel Archambault issues a ticket during Monday's ridealong

By Dan King For a small town, there is always something to do as a cop in Whitehall. At 9:30 […]

Behavioral Specialist program to continue

Liz Legault

By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education voted Monday to continue the district’s much-discussed behavioral specialist program. In an […]

Snail Mail gets slower

Whitehall Post Office

By Dan King People in New York’s rural municipalities, including Whitehall, may have to wait an extra day for delivery […]

Granville spirit night

By Derek Liebig Bolstering school spirit is the aim of an event that will be held tomorrow night at Granville […]

Hampton puts aside funds for equipment

By Derek Liebig The Hampton Town Board is putting some money aside for a rainy day. The board voted last […]

Whitehall Rifle Club still perfect

The Whitehall Rifle Club finished the first half of the season 7-0 with its strongest outing of the year, by […]