PLATTSBURGH — Special events are planned today for the Labor Day holiday and the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration.
Holy Name School in AuSable F
orks is celebrating its 100th year of educational services for students from that community, as well as Black Brook, Jay, Keeseville and Peru.
The 2012 Labor Day Celebration, held by the Catholic Community of Holy Name and St. Matthew’s Parish, will start with a parade at 10 a.m., forming on Palmer Street and continuing down Main Street to the Holy Name Church grounds.
The grand marshal will be Bishop Terry LaValley of the Diocese of Ogdensburg. The Rev. Kris Lauzon said the diocese has been “very supportive of the school throughout its 100 years of operation.”
The family of Matthew Wood will be in the parade, dressed in orange tie-dye T-shirts with balloons and banners, to help raise donations for expenses for Matthew, who has acute lymphoblastic leukemia and is undergoing chemo treatments at the Vermont Children’s Hospital.
Other events being held as part of the celebration are: a performance by the Norwood brass Fireman’s Band; second-annual Holy Name Car Show, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; running of the KenDucky Derby, 1:30 p.m.; bingo, 2 p.m.; live music by Organized Chaos, 3 to 6 p.m.; and $5,000 raffle drawing at 6.
Day-long activities include a chicken barbecue, games, pie booth, moon-bounce tent, food, beer tent, Texas horseshoes, ladderball, football toss
Monday Summer Storytime. 10 a.m. The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main St., Lake Placid. Celebrating back to school.
54th-annual Labor Day Celebration, sponsored by the Mooers Volunteer Fire Department. Parade, 11 a.m.; chicken barbecue, noon to 6 p.m., with takeouts available; ATV and garden tractor pulls; games for children; food booths; Ladies Auxiliary booth; volleyball tournament; Kan-jam tournament.
Battle of Plattsburgh Commemorative Events. Re-enactor march from West Chazy to Culver Hill and Halsey’s Corners; Bluz House Rockers concert, 7 p.m., Stafford Middle School.
“Real Women Have Curves.” 8 p.m. The Depot Theater, 6705 Main St., Westport. Comedy celebrates five full-figured Mexican-American women racing against the impossible production deadlines to keep their tiny sewing factory from going under. $27. 962-4449.