The 2020 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Flag Day Parade has been canceled. The committee struggled with ways to give the community something patriotic, fun and safe in keeping with the ever-changing COVID-19 protocols. They didn’t want Flag Day to go by without some sort of celebration and came up with an alternate event.
The plan is to ask residents living within the boundaries of the BH-BL School District to decorate the outside of their homes with American flags and/or rainbows to give tribute to the US Flag and demonstrate community unity. At 12 noon on Sunday, June 14th, committee members will begin driving around every street in the community to view the decorations. Prizes will be awarded. The public is encouraged to walk or drive around to see all the decorations and post photos on Face Book. The annual parade is organized by the BH-BL BPA.
The ever popular BLIA 4th of July Boat Parade is ON!!! Decorate your boat. Put on some music and join the line up for a 3pm “Float Off” from the southern end of the lake. The parade route travels slowly – no wake – to the Outlet Road Peter Herman Fishing Pier and back. All welcome!
As of press time, the annual BLIA Picnic, held at the Lakeside Farms Pavilion, is scheduled to occur on Tuesday, August 4th at 6:00 pm. The large open space will allow for proper social distancing. Details will be published on the website, Facebook page and through our email list.
Clean Up Day was cancelled; but BLIA members Suzanne Bishop, John Gill, Mary Anderson, Gini and Rey Whetten and many others assisted with the Burnt Hills Rotary’s “Town in Bloom” beautification project. Crews, mostly from BH-BL Rotary, planted flower gardens throughout the town and will maintain them throughout the summer. Shown is the garden at the head of the Veteran’s Memorial Bike Path on Main Street, Ballston Lake. Other gardens include the Town of Ballston Community Library, the Kingsley Road Corner and various entry points to the Town of Ballston.