LISBON The communitys homecoming celebration, that starts today and runs through Sunday, promises to reprise the same hometown spirit of years past.
In addition to the traditional parade and fireworks, this years homecoming will feature mechanical bull rides tonight at the Fireman Field, and daytime events on Saturday at Lisbon Beach.
Linda L. Hicks, member of the Homecoming Committee, said Saturdays 11 a.m. parade will feature at least 29 floats.
Other people just join in the parade, she said, adding that its part of the tradition.
A marching band from Fort Drum will also join the parade as it makes its way from Lisbon Central School to the fire station.
Both sides of the street are packed during the parade, said Ms. Hicks.
Immediately following the parade, the Lisbon Beach and Campground will host a series of events for children.
We just figured that it would be better for us and for the community and everybody involved that we could do more to make [Lisbon Homecoming] more eventful, said Campground Director Michael J. ONeil.
The events, which start at noon, include a sand castle contest, water balloon toss and tug of war. A schedule of events is below.
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Clothing give-a-way across from Library.
4 to 7 p.m.: Pulled pork dinner at the American Legion. Sponsored by the American Legion.
4 to 8 p.m.: Seaway Valley Jumpers Jump House and Bounce House for kids of all ages.
5:30 to 7 p.m.: Lisbon Depot Museum open to the public. Sponsored by the Lisbon Depot Museum.
7 to 11 p.m.: Mechanical bull rides at Lisbon Fireman Field.
7 to 7:45 a.m.: 5K registration at American Legion. Sponsored by Mort Backus and Sons.
7 to 10 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at United Presbyterian Church.
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Clothing give-a-way across from the Library.
8 a.m.: Walkers and Fun Run at American Legion.
8:30 a.m.: 5K Runners at American Legion.
8 a.m.: Town Wide Yard Sales.
9 a.m.: Lisbon 89ers – Food and yard sale at Library.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Lisbon Depot Museum open.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Craft Show at First Congregational White Church.
11 a.m.: Parade
Noon: Childrens activities at the Lisbon Beach.
Noon: Chicken barbecue at fire station by Lisbon Fire Department.
2 to 7 p.m.: Ice cream social at First Congregational White Church.
3:30 p.m.: Lisbon Hall of Fame at School.
6 to 11 p.m.: Hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, bread dough and soda at the Lisbon Beach by the Lisbon Fire Department.
9:45 p.m.: Fireworks at the Lisbon Beach. Donations expected.
11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Refreshments at the Lisbon Beach.
Noon to 12:45 p.m.: Youth Triathlon registration at the Lisbon Beach. The triathlon, sponsored by Collins Electric and the Lions Club, starts at 1 p.m.