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Springfield’s July 4 parade

Springfield’s July 4 parade returns after COVID hiatus

Jonathan and Debra Ann Miller, grand marshals for this year’s Springfield Fourth-of-July parade

The Town of Springfield brings its famous Fourth-of-July parade back after a two-year pandemic hiatus and, this year, they’ve chosen longtime parade organizers Debra Ann and Jonathan Miller as grand marshals for the festivities.

“Deb and Jon have been the driving force to put together one of the finest parades and celebrations in Central New York,” said Fourth of July Committee Chair Ernie Whiteman, who succeeded Debra Miller as Chair. “After taking over for Deb as chairman two years ago and having the event canceled due to COVID, it finally hit me this year as to the great job and many, many hours they both put into it. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and salute two amazing people for all they have done to make this event the success that it is.” 

Frank L. Murray III, 53; Heavy Equipment Operator On State Canals

IN MEMORIAM: Frank L. Murray III, 53;

Heavy Equipment Operator On State Canals

Frank L. Murray III

SPRINGFIELD – Frank Luke Murray III, 53, a heavy equipment operator with the state Canal Corp., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 29, 2019, at his home.

He was born on Feb. 3, 1966 in Westerly, R.I., son of Antoinette Girouard Murray and the late Frank L. Murray.  A lifelong area resident he was a graduate of Mount Markham High School,  then went on to  SUNY Morrisville and Diesel Technical Institute in Enfield, Conn.

 Richard L. Hanson, 73; Marine, Retired Teacher, Former Farmer
IN MEMORIAM

 Richard L. Hanson, 73; Marine,

Retired Teacher, Former Farmer

Richard L. Hanson

SPRINGFIELD – Richard Lee Hanson, a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War,  retired school teacher and farmer, passed away following a valiant battle with cancer Wednesday night, Oct. 18, 2017, at his home in the Town of Springfield with his family by his side.  He was 73.

Born March 30, 1944, at Bassett Hospital, he was the son of Lester Hans and Ellamae Jessie (Myers) Hanson.  A gifted athlete, Dick attended Cooperstown Central School where he excelled in football, skiing, basketball and track.

Shirley Bridger, 88; Ran Springfield Farm With Husband

IN MEMORIAM:  Shirley Bridger, 88;

Ran Springfield Farm With Husband

EAST SPRINGFIELD – Shirley E. Bridger, 88, who operated a farm with her husband until his passing, died peacefully Sunday morning, June 12, 2016, with her family present.

Shirley was born July 9, 1927, at Fox Hospital, the daughter of Robert and Marian (Rowe) Salisbury.  Growing up, she attended the one-room school house in Cooperstown Junction, then the two-room school house in Westville, later graduating from Milford Central School as salutatorian in 1945.

Janet, Keith McCarty Named 4th Of July Parade Marshals

Janet, Keith McCarty Named

4th Of July Parade Marshals

County Rep. Keith McCarty, R-East Springfield, and his wife, Janet, a mainstay in the Northern Otsego Relay for Life, are grand marshals at this year's Springfield Fourth of July parade, which steps off at 11 a.m. on Independence Day down Main Street, Springfield Center.
County Rep. Keith McCarty, R-East Springfield, and his wife, Janet, a mainstay in the Northern Otsego Relay for Life, are grand marshals at this year’s Springfield Fourth of July parade, which steps off at 11 a.m. on Independence Day down Main Street, Springfield Center.

SPRINGFIELD –The Town of Springfield has named County Rep. Keith and Janet McCarty of East Springfield as grand marshals of the 102nd Annual Springfield Fourth of July Parade.

Lifelong residents, the McCartys’ love for the area is deeply rooted in their connection with the community. For both, being involved is a natural extension of life in a small town where, according to Keith “if something happens, you’re going to see friends and neighbors pretty quick”.

Elisabeth Schanz, 89, Farmed In Springfield With Husband

IN MEMORIAM: Elisabeth Schanz, 89,

Farmed In Springfield With Husband

SPRINGFIELD – Elisabeth Schanz, 89, of County Highway 27, a native of Yugoslavia, who ran a Town of Springfield dairy farm with her late husband, passed away on Wednesday afternoon April 20, 2016, at her home, with her family by her side.

She was born on Jan. 16, 1927, in Beschka, Yugoslavia, daughter of the late Philip and Susanna Walter Thuro. Elisabeth was both raised and educated in Yugoslavia.

Hundreds Attend 100th Celebration Of Springfield Parade At State Park

Hundreds Attend 100th Celebration

Of Springfield Parade At State Park

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fireworks 1The celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Springfield Fourth of July Parade continued that evening with a Jeff Walton concert and fireworks at Glimmerglass State Park.  “The turnout was incredible – the very large parking lots at the park were overflowed, and the entire park was full of people,” reports Andrea House, a member of the organizing committee who provided the photos accompanying this article.  Fritz Henry also performed.  “The fireworks were fantastic, judging by the cheers from the crowd, and a fitting end to the day’s success,” House continued.  She said the Fourth of July committee may consider making the concert and fireworks an annual event.

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