Dairy Princess Days festivities ready to go Aug. 13-14 in Canton
BY PAUL MITCHELL
North Country This Week
CANTON - Uncertainties with Covid-19 restrictions forced the Canton Chamber of Commerce board of directors to reschedule the return of the annual St. Lawrence County Dairy Princess Parade and Festival from June 4-5 to Aug. 13-14.
“Dairy Princess is a staple of the Canton community in the summer and after more than a year hiatus it is time to bring the community back together and celebrate,” said Derek Hetu, board co-president. “It’s an important step in getting the community back to a sense of normalcy.”Dairy Princess Days will also be greeted by a refurbished fountain in the village park.
This year’s theme is “Dairy Farmers are Heroes” with floats striving to mimic that theme.
The weekend kicks off Friday, Aug. 13 with vendors in the park at 3 p.m. followed by the Big Wheels races for four, five and six-year olds at 6 p.m. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. with prizes and awards presented to the winners in each age group.
Parents can pre-register their child by downloading a form at cantonny.gov/chamber or pick up a form at Coakley Home Hardware, Community Bank, Kinney Drugs, SeaComm or the town and village clerk’s offices.
The evening will conclude with a block dance and live music by Steelin’ Country at 8 p.m.
Saturday’s festivities will begin with vendors in the park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual Dairy Princess Parade through downtown Canton will get underway at 1 p.m.
“It is important because an event like this brings an economic boost to the local economy and our chamber members, and we all know the importance of that especially in a time like this. After a very tough year it is time to return to things that make this community a wonderful place to live,” Hetu remarked. “We hope the public will come out and enjoy the events.”
For more information, call 315 386-8255 or email [email protected].