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Independence Day Festivities

Uncle Sam & Police Parade:

Uncle Sam and his crew will make their way around town in a caravan style parade on Wednesday, June 24th.   The Lewisboro Lion will also make an appearance . . . Details will be posted on our website soon.  It will be a 4 hour tour from one side of town to the other!  Don’t miss it!

Click here to view Uncle Sam's parade route!!

 

Lewisboro Parks & Recreation Food Drive hosted with some of our biggest supporters:  

  • LET’S NOURISH OUR NEIGHBORS!!!!  Mark your calendars on Wednesday, July 1st at Lewisboro Town Park from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. we will do a DRIVE THRU DROP OFF of food donations only (not a distribution) to benefit the Community Center of Northern Westchester in Katonah.   

  • We will be accepting - MONETARY DONATIONS: will help us to purchase food and supplies that are critical.  GIFT CARDS TO LOCAL RESTAURANTS WILL BE ACCEPTED TOO FOR FAMILIES IN NEED.  FOOD & SUPPLIES NEEDED:   Canned fruit and vegetables, tuna, soup, pasta and sauce, rice, canned and dried beans, peanut butter and jelly, hot and cold cereal and shelf stable milk, fruit juice, Depends, soap, toilet rolls, feminine hygiene products, diapers and wipes. Please no expired packages.  REUSEABLE BAGS TO RE PACK FOOD & DISTRIBUTE ARE NEEDED.

Most Patriotic Home Decorating Contest:

Show your patriotic spirit by decorating your home and entering the Most Patriotic Home in Lewisboro Decorating Contest!

 

Let’s have a friendly competition to see who can adorn their homes with all the flags, bunting and ever-more creative patriotic displays in celebrating our country’s birthday.  Decorate your house or property in a fun, festive manner to represent the spirit of this day, our nation and unity.  

  • To qualify, send a photo of your decorated house/property to rpullem@lewisborogov.com or drop off a colored copy at the Parks & Recreation office by June 24th. Please label your photo with a name and street address.

  • Judging will be done by photos and in person between June 29th – July 3rd. Judges will judge from their vehicles so decorations should be visible by curbside.  The five judges of this contest are Lewisboro residents.

  • Prizes: prizes were donated by a generous sponsor.

    • 1st – $100 Amazon gift card

    • 2nd – $50 Amazon gift card

    • 3rd - $25 Amazon gift card

 U.S. Code § 8.Respect for flag

No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.

(a)The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

(b)The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.

(c)The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.

(d)The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker’s desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.

(e)The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.

(f)The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling.

(g)The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.

(h)The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.

(i)The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.

(j)No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.

(k)The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.

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